Friday, January 16, 2009

Pen Parentis

My friends and fellow writers M M DeVoe and Arlaina Tibensky started an organization for writers with children called Pen Parentis, and it had its first reading Tuesday night at The Libertine by Todd English bar, inside the Gildhall Hotel in downtown New York. Readers were Jennifer Epstein and Leigh Newman, who both engaged the crowd. It's a much needed organization, as for some reason, being a mom and a writer often translates into being a mom who doesn't write, and the point of the group is finding ways to avoid that pitfall. Anybody interested should sign up for their mailing list.

Hope all is well with everyone during this frigid cold snap!