We are thrilled to present “The Cats” by the 2020-2021 Pen Parentis Writing Fellow, Dawn Ryan. Dawn’s story was first published as the cover story in print in the gorgeous Issue 7 of Dreamers Creative Writing Magazine available here. Dreamers Creative Writing has just made the story available online. Please read and share widely! Dawn’s […][ Read More...]
The Meaning of Fellowship
Please enjoy this beautiful open letter from 2019-2020’s Fellow Anjali Vaidya, to 2021’s Fellowship winners. (We awarded two Juror’s Prizes because it was extraordinary to us that any writer was able to create anything new in March-April of this year of pandemic parenting and political and racial turmoil) October 22, 2020San Diego, CA Dear Dawn, […][ Read More...]
Choose your meetup!
Our weekly Writer-Parent Accountability Meetups are now entirely virtual! Drop in fee for Basic Members and nonmembers (you still have to be a parent): $10 donation per session, payable in $120 lump sum for 12 weeks of sessions. **FREE for sustaining Title Members of Pen Parentis** WATCH FOR TIME ZONE, participants welcome from anywhere! These […]
Visit our New Bookshop!
We are thrilled to partner with Bookshop.org in their attempt to help indie bookstores. Please shop our incredible store USING THIS LINK. Some things that will happen if you buy a book: you will support us (we get a percentage) you will be supporting an indie bookstore that is LOCAL to YOUR area (all book […][ Read More...]
Conquer distance learning and get back to work
Being held captive at home with kids 24/7 is no joke when you are also trying to finish a creative writing project. We have many ways to help out–our accountability meetups seem to work for most people (just having a supportive community to talk through your specific situation is a huge step in the right […][ Read More...]
We want to help
Promoting your side-gig and more! We know this time is impossible (because we are also under lockdown) – and we wanted to help. our weekly accountability meetups are now ONLINE and everyone can join. Now more than ever we need to be held accountable to our own writing goals. If there are too many participants […][ Read More...]
Doing what we can – COVID19
Our programs are still very active! We will be running salons again as soon as it is feasible. We will NOT be shaking hands or throwing our arms around you or anything of the sort. We will take measures to help keep you all safe & healthy (as well as ourselves and our featured authors!) […][ Read More...]