Summer Writer-Parent Meet-ups

NOTE (added 9/24/18): THIS SERIES WAS SO SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE CONTINUED IT THROUGH THE FALL/WINTER. PLEASE READ FOR DETAILS, ALL IS WORKING GREAT! SIGN UP THROUGH MEETUP OR ON FACEBOOK “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one […]

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Los Angeles AWP16 meetup

Partnering with the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Pen Parentis would like to invite all AWP16 attendees as well as any writers who live in the greater LA area who are parents to a meet-up at the fabulous gLAnce bar in the lobby of the  JW Marriot at LA Live on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 – […]

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Interview with Poet Diana Whitney

“Don’t expect to feel balanced or sane. What helps is tenderness, for yourself, your partner, your children.” –Diana Whitney, author of indie bestseller Wanting It (poetry, Harbor Mountain Press)

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Founding Director M. M. De Voe is profiled on Motherwriters.com

This interview with Pen Parentis Founding Director M. M. De Voe asks how balance can be found in parenting and writing. Follow the link to see how she answers!

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Music to guide us

In our world, we multitask. Facebook and other social media send us alerts during the workday; and often we have a peek at the message. The phone rings (or buzzes, or plays a melody, or quacks, or honks) while we are talking to a friend and we check to see who is calling. As parents, […]

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Flee for the Weekend

At the AWP conference in Chicago, I was lucky to attend the panel on pregnancy called Writing Motherhood. I was surprised by a few things 1) how many of the people in the audience were not pregnant, and 2) how many of them were men. It was standing room only in a rather large room […]

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