From March 1-11, the Pen Parentis Book Club will be discussing the beloved classic craft book Bird by Bird by a famous parent who writes: Anne Lamott. We are following the Twitter format used so successfully by A Public Space for #TolstoyTogether.

Using Twitter allows all writer-parents to join the discussion whenever convenient, no matter where we live. If you have never before done a hashtag follow on Twitter, check out @MemoirMaze Pinned Tweet for instructions!

Discussing a craft book is really about sharing our own experiences with the process, and Anne Lamott’s entertaining craft lessons will provide the perfect spark for shop talk. #BookTwitter is a supportive community, so we’ll do our best to keep the threads fun and respectful.

Follow our moderator @MemoirMaze

Here’s the discussion schedule and the hashtags for each day. Join the convo!
(for reference, all times are EST)

Monday, March 1

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #GettingStarted 

4pm post: #ShortAssignments 

8pm retweets

 

Tuesday, March 2

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #Perfectionism

4pm post: #ShittyFirstDrafts

8pm retweets

 

Wednesday, March 3

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #SchoolLunches

4pm post: #Polaroids

8pm retweets

 

Thursday, March 4

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #Character

4pm post: #Plot

8pm post: #Dialogue

 

Friday, March 5

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post:#SetDesign

4pm post: #FalseStarts

8pm post: #PlotTreatment

 

Saturday, March 6

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #HowDoYouKnowWhenYou’reDone

4pm post: #Looking Around

8pm post: #The Moral Point of View

 

Sunday, March 7

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #Broccoli

4pm post: #RadioStationKFKD

8pm post: #Jealousy

 

Mon, March 8

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #IndexCards and  #CallingAround

4pm post: #WritingGroups 

8pm post: #SomeoneToReadYourDrafts

 

Tues, March 9

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #Letters

4pm post: #WritersBlock

8pm post: #WritingAPresent

 

Wed, March 10

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #FindingYourVoice

4pm post: #Giving

8pm post:#Publication

 

Thursday, March 11

#PenParentisCraft #BirdbyBird #AnneLamott

11am post: #Highlights

 

The PEN PARENTIS BOOK CLUB is open to all Pen Parentis Members (including Basic) as well as to writers curious about our community! Stop by – leave some comments!! If you have never before done a hashtag follow on Twitter, check out @MemoirMaze Pinned Tweet for instructions!