Feeling trapped??

We just edited and released our two wonderful interviews with Dr. Michelle Tichy, Educational Psychologist and expert at whole-family mental health and productivity–she has been working with homeschooled kids and productivity and social justice matters for many, many years and founded the HOEP Initiative to help parents who work find a holistic means to productivity […]

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Read 2020’s winning story!

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 […]

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NIGHT SESSIONS: a virtual writing cafe

New, FREE perk for Pen Parentis sustaining Title Members!   Night Sessions: A Virtual Writing Cafe.  Open for night owl writers or people who didn’t get enough done during the day!   What:  A pandemic-born, Zoom-y, three-hour chunk of quiet nighttime writing alongside your fellow authors. Sunday through Thursday nights.   Why: You like the […]

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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, […]

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Don’t miss our last three Literary Salons!

The 2019-2020 season ends with three HUGE and amazing salons: MARCH 10 – THE BODY Three authors talk about all things body-related and how their writing relates to this fascinating topic – David Ebenbach, Kathy Curto, and Caroline Hagood are all multi-talented writers of various genres and all will be present and reading from new […]

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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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