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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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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