New from our Partners

2020 is the decade of the writing parent! We are thrilled to announce two new accountability meetups that will begin in 2020 to help writers raising kids stay on creative track! As always, all genres and types of writing projects are welcome, so whether you’re working on a screenplay or a memoir based on your […]

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Announcing the winner of an AWP registration!

We are delighted to announce the winner of our drawing for an AWP20 registration – remember that all Title Members of any level were entered to win (one chance for a Laundry Marker level membership all the way up to four chances for a Fountain Pen Level) — and this year we have a great […]

Jen Hinst-White and Sarah Lybrand - two Matriartists.

Jen Hinst-White and Sarah Lybrand – two Matriartists.

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We are changing the world

Just this week, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote an article for GQ called “Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?” – it is a longread. The title is tongue in cheek. It begins with an anecdote where a colleague tells him under no circumstances should he have a child if he wants a […]

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Book AND Baby? You can totally do this.

We have so much proof. More than 275 incredible writers who have kids have presented their published, well-received, award-winning books at our Salons. We have given out $1000 per year to deserving writers with kids under ten years old. It’s not impossible to have a gorgeous, well-written book as well as a happy kid or […]

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How to Nurture a Great Writing Career After Having a Child

In preparation for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the AWP writers’ conference, writing-parent experts M. M. De Voe (Founder/Executive Director, Pen Parentis, Ltd), J. P. Howard (curator, Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon), Julianne Palumbo (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Mothers Always Write) and Marjorie Tesser (Editor-in-Chief, Mom Egg Review) came together to talk about the enormous implications of […]

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Resources and inspirations for Moms relaunching careers

We follow a terrific NYC-based arts blog called The Clyde Fitch Report and they published a wonderful list of resources for mothers relaunching careers after taking some time off for family. Most of these resources are offered by small businesses and nonprofits (like ours!) started by moms who wanted to go back to work themselves but […]

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AWP Conference Guidebook for Parents

Writers who have kids don’t necessarily have time to read through the many, many pages of AWP documents provided by the conference.  So, some folks at Sustainable Arts Foundation and Pen Parentis have volunteered to read through the conference materials and have attempted to gather together some don’t-miss events. This is by no means a […]

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