Beloved Writer-Parents who attend the annual AWP writing conference! Pen Parentis is heading to Kansas City, MO!

First off – please please please stop by our table T1115 !

We will have book signings (contact us to get on the list–all writers who have kids are welcome to take a one-hour slot first-come first-gotten, until they are gone!)

2. Our free publication “Parents Guide to AWP24” contains helpful tips about surviving the conference with your sanity intact should you have to bring your kid(s) along. Find lists of local kid-friendly restaurants & nearby things to do, as well as other items of interest to Parents.

COMING SOON – a download: parents guide to awp24

3. We are hosting another fabulous (and free!) AWP Writer-Parent Meetup at the conference hotel during the reception hours before the Keynote Speech. Last year’s Keynote was Min Jin Lee (who of course, #ReadAtPenParentis!) and she stopped by! Let’s see who shows up this year! The reception is co-hosted by the SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION and

This Meetup/Reception will be on FRIDAY, FEB 9 from 6pm – 7:30pm!  Let us know you’re coming so we have booze and snacks for you! (here’s an RSVP link for early birds)

We will be waiting for you in the swanky 12th Street Room at the Marriott! Onsite (Conference Center Marriott)


6:00 pm to 7:30pm local time!

** Kids are okay to bring if you need to. We get it.