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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Our Fellowship Spans Borders

Calling all writers with very young kids! We want you to write new work and we will help you get it published! In a time where literary markets are shrinking, Pen Parentis is on the rise. We have reached out across the border to Canada to partner with an up-and-coming new literary magazine called Dreamers […]

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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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SALON IS ON! SNOW CAN’T STOP US!

We know the weather is going to be atrocious tonight, but we hear the Killarney Rose makes a killer Irish Coffee and so we are going to head to the pub and talk books and DISPLACEMENT. Get ready for an intimate night of conversation with three wonderful readers. See you at 7pm!     (posted […]

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