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Bring Pen Parentis to LA!

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Pen Parentis, New York City's literary salon for writers who are parents, is hoping to open a branch in Los Angeles. Want to help? Vote for this idea via Good Maker.

For seven successful seasons, Pen Parentis has held free, open literary salons in NYC where amazing authors like Jennifer Egan read from new works and discuss how they balance a successful literary career with the pressures of an active family life. A Pen Parentis member has volunteered to host salons in LA, but needs a budget to pay honoraria, to do the required publicity, and to hire a sound engineer to record the events so Pen Parentis can podcast them for all the parents that can not attend but still seek inspiration for their writing careers. Why should NYC have it all? Help make Pen Parentis LA a reality! Parenting done: write!

Help make Pen Parentis LA a reality - these Salons will be free and open to all.

For more information about Pen Parentis, visit their website.


Caroline M. Grant served on the editorial board of Literary Mama for over ten years, including five as Editor-in-Chief. She is currently Associate Director of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, which provides grants to writers and artists with children.

She is the co-editor of two anthologies: The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat (Roost Books, 2013) and Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her column, Mama at the Movies, ran on Literary Mama for six years; she has published essays in a number of other journals and anthologies.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons; she writes about food and family on her blog and at Learning to Eat. Visit her website for more information, including clips from her radio and television events.

Caroline is former editor-in-chief for Literary Mama.


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