The Need for a Writing Community

Our Founding Director, M. M. De Voe has just returned from a Writer’s Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she was engaged in many eye-opening conversations about community among writers. Our guiding values at Pen Parentis are inclusion, professionalism, balance, and yes, COMMUNITY. We know that writers need support, not just financial and time-to-write, but also […]

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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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a message for Pen Parentis Title Members from the founder of One Lit Place

Writers who are parents! Are you in need of a writing community? One Lit Place is ONLINE and accessible from anywhere – even your car at soccer practice, even your kitchen, even your laundry room, but most importantly from wherever you call your writing space. Here is a perk of being a Title Member – […]

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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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MONEY FOR PARENTS WHO WRITE

The 2014-2015 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parentis is now accepting applications from writers who are also the parents of at least one child under 10 years of age. Writers at any stage of their career may apply. The winner will have his or her entry published in Brain/Child Magazine and are encouraged to […]

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