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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Download a Fellowship Flyer!

Please help us spread the word about the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents. Do you work in a coffee shop where there is a bulletin board? Maybe you are an alum of a writing program and they have a listserv?  Or maybe you’ve just got a few friends who are terrific writers who […]

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Founding Director M. M. De Voe is profiled on Motherwriters.com

This interview with Pen Parentis Founding Director M. M. De Voe asks how balance can be found in parenting and writing. Follow the link to see how she answers!

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How to be a Writing Parent

Ever wonder how writers do it? Are you newly pregnant (or your wife is) and you have no idea what’s in store for you? Maybe you have a toddler at home and are overwhelmed and need a bit of advice. Here are some tips on Parenting and Writing from the generous and talented Rachel Sherman (one of the authors […]

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In Glimmertrain, curator Brian Gresko shares inspiration for parents who write

The eminent literary journal Glimmertrain recently published a wonderful piece by Brian Gresko exploring the positive impact of children on one’s writing career.  Brian Gresko is the curator of the Pen Parentis Literary Salons, and at the end of this, our eleventh season of monthly conversations with parents who are also excellent writers, we are delighted […]

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