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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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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Interview with Author Josh Neufeld

“I always understood that being both a parent and an artist is a tenuous balancing act, but that passion, dedication, perseverance, and a form of artistic single-mindedness are all keys to success.”    ~Josh Neufeld, author of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? […]

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Interview with author Wendy Lee

“What’s great about being a parent who writes is that you constantly have material. … I know I have to write everything down before I forget it.”    ~Wendy Lee, author The Art of Confidence (Kensington)   PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? WL: I’m a stay-at-home-mom to a […]

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Pen Parentis Fellowship Winner 2018-19: Jennifer Fliss

2018-2019 Winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents: The Balloon Animal Artist Goes to a Funeral by Jennifer Fliss of Seattle, WA. This story was beyond a roller-coaster of emotions, this story was the all-new fun park ride from happiness to hell and back. Just a quick turn to describe a few […]

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