Especially for Journalists / CNF writers about parenthood

As you know Pen Parentis encourages all writers who have kids to stay on creative track – which means to finish the fantastic projects that were started before you had kids! But what about those of you who came to writing specifically BECAUSE of your kids? Or those who write essays and creative nonfiction based […]

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Our three newest meetups SEEK NEW MEMBERS

SIGN UP NOW for our newest ACCOUNTABILITY groups in TWO WAYS: join as a title member — this starts at $10/month and your accountability group is INCLUDED. join by paying for the 12 week session, $99 for the session, no new members on this plan after the first three weeks. Meet people who care deeply […]

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Help for Parents at AWP22 in person & online

So, you’re going to #AWP22 and you have to bring your kid? Or you thought you’d have an hour to watch a panel but your sitter didn’t show up? We got you, friends! Check out our fantastic page of resources for clever and unusual online and inperson activities for kids, kid-friendly Philly restaurants, well-known authors […]

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3 Things to Get You GOING in 2022

Happy New Year!! Here are three ways to get things you need as a writer/parent in 2022: Need Energy?  Listen to our amazing salons — on the second Tuesday of each month we present a trio of published writers who also have kids, just like you, and they are OUTSTANDING and open and honest about […]

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No matter WHERE you live….

Pen Parentis is here for you! These past two years, Pen Parentis has worked to become accessible for ANY writer who has kids – ANYWHERE in the English-speaking world. (Looking at you, New Zealand!) — our programs are entirely online, and we welcome participation from anyone, anywhere! Here is a recent and absolutely GORGEOUS article […]

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Passing the Tiara….

The Fellowship winners circle met in late October 2021 to hear the top three stories read aloud by 2021-22 3rd place winner, Lara Henneman (whose story will be published in Dreamers Magazine in January 2022), 2nd place, Melissa Bowers and our newest WRITING FELLOW: KELLE SCHILLACI CLARKE.  Last year’s reigning winners attended to meet the […]

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WINNERS 2021-2022 Writing Fellowship for New Parents

The writing was outrageously good this year. Seems that the pandemic (or being on lockdown with kids) has loosened the creative screws. So many stories were surreal or just so powerfully real that the images and events made for excellent reading:   This year we are awarding —   Four Honorable Mentions (in no particular […]

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