About Writing Residencies for Parents – Guest Post by Danielle Lazarin

This is a guest post by Pen Parentis author Danielle Lazarin, whose critically-acclaimed story collection BACK TALK lands in the UK in paperback today! Congratulations to her in her writing (and her parenting – she also has two daughters!) The post originally appeared as part of her wonderful newsletter Talk Soon, click here to subscribe. […]

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We are changing the world

Just this week, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote an article for GQ called “Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?” – it is a longread. The title is tongue in cheek. It begins with an anecdote where a colleague tells him under no circumstances should he have a child if he wants a […]

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Special topic for Last Salon of Spring 2018

MUSIC That’s right! In the spirit of inclusiveness (it’s one of our core values!) Pen Parentis Literary Salons brings you a genre rarely heard in Reading Series–MUSIC. The season-closing May 2018 salon features four musician-writers. These women balance busy families with gigs – or composition requests – or performances – or commissions…! Poetry set to […]

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Going to AWP? Taking the kids? Help is at hand!

If you are going to AWP in Tampa, FL next week and are taking the kids – either because you have to or because you are thinking of making it a bit of a vacation – Pen Parentis is here to help.  We have compiled a list of local resources that will make your stay […]

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The Perfect Residency for New Moms

“…look around at the large beautiful world-wide group of committed artist-moms to which you belong.”   Recently, a discussion started at Pen Parentis Behind Closed Doors about family-friendly artist-residencies and we discovered this INCREDIBLE resource – it is called Artist Residency in Motherhood and we highly recommend that all new moms (and really any mom […]

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Interview with author Min Jin Lee

“I am always thinking about my kid…I need to learn how to separate.  To deal.”    ~Min Jin Lee, author Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing)   PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? MJL: I am a writer.  My only son is 20 years old. He is in college in the West Coast.  […]

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