Going to AWP? Taking the kids? Help is at hand!

If you are going to AWP in Tampa, FL next week and are taking the kids – either because you have to or because you are thinking of making it a bit of a vacation – Pen Parentis is here to help.  We have compiled a list of local resources that will make your stay […]

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Interview with author Min Jin Lee

“I am always thinking about my kid…I need to learn how to separate.  To deal.”    ~Min Jin Lee, author Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing)   PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? MJL: I am a writer.  My only son is 20 years old. He is in college in the West Coast.  […]

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Interview with author John Reed

“There’s a maturity about life that comes through in the writing/art when the writer/artist is a parent …” ~John Reed, author of A Still Small Voice (Delacorte Press/Delta)  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). JR: I’m faculty at The New School in the MFA in Creative Writing, and […]

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Interview with author Stewart Lewis

“It’s just nice to feel a close connection with a person who is part of you, to experience that love, which finds it’s way into characters and situations in my work…” ~Stewart Lewis, author of Stealing Candy (Sourcebooks Fire) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). SL:  […]

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