AWP19 – Bonus guide for parents!

To all you lovely parent-writers going along to AWP with the kids – we have even MORE good news for you!  In addition to our handy guide to surviving the conference with kids, we have prepared a BONUS flyer with even more ideas for entertaining the kids and child-friendly places to eat!  You are very […]

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Interview with writer Catherine Parker Edmonson

“Do not try to do it all, all the time. Aim to do one thing well each day. Parents are under such pressure to do it all. With small children, and a creative itch to scratch, it simply isn’t possible.”    ~Catherine Parker Edmonson, writer.  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and […]

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Christina Chiu in P&W

  In case you missed it, here is the link to Christina’s article in Poets & Writers this month! https://www.pw.org/content/pen_parentis_and_the_power_of_the_literary_salon      

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Kidguard – what do you think?

If you are a parent who has always craved technology to see what your kids are doing on their phones, a company has come up with something that not only lets you see the apps your kid is using but what their friends (and enemies!) are saying to them, and they have offered Pen Parentis […]

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AWP 2019 Parent Guide!

For any parent-writers attending the AWP conference, we’ve taken all the hard work out of checking out the local restaurants, the family-friendly attractions and even the baby-sitting sites – to help make your stay in Portland, Oregon great!  So download the flyer (here), and don’t forget to sign up for our meetup too: AWP Meetup See […]

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Interview with JP Howard

“Don’t be too hard on yourself. Even a half hour of solo writing time is an accomplishment, especially, when balancing writing while parenting.”    ~JP Howard, Lambda Literary finalist, and award-winning poet.  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). JPH: I’m a black lesbian poet, wife, mama of two […]

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Interview with poet Teresa Dzieglewicz

“I am trying to be open to the ways that what I learn from my writing can enrich my parenting and the ways my little person can enrich my writing.”    ~Teresa Dzieglewicz, educator, Pushcart Prize-winning poet, and winner of the 2018 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting […]

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