Beat the Blues with Pen Parentis: Writers, Who are Parents, too, Share Ways to Reframe Challenges in the Writing Life

DATE: Saturday, November 2, 2019    |   TIME: 6:00 PM  |   VENUE: CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room

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Beat the Blues with Pen Parentis: Writers, Who are Parents, too, Share Ways to Reframe Challenges in the Writing Life

DATE
Saturday, November 2, 2019

TIME
6:00 PM

VENUE
CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room

711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA

Are rejections piling up? Fear of rejection holding you back? Perhaps you’ve never published or maybe you’ve tasted success but can’t seem to get your work back out there? Celebrated authors join Pen Parentis founder Milda De Voe, an award-winning writer of poetry and interstitial fiction, and curator and co-host of Pen Parentis Literary Salons Christina Chiu, winner of the James Alan McPherson Award for her novel, Beauty. For 10 years, Pen Parentis has provided audience-building performance opportunities and other resources to working writers who are also parents. Dan Brady, author of poetry collections Strange Children and Subtexts, forthcoming in 2020, Melanie Hatter, 2019 Kimbilio National Fiction Prize award-winner of Malawi’s Sisters, novelist Sonja Curry-Johnson, author of the upcoming Strike The Thick World Flat, and Susan Muaddi Darraj, American Book Award winner for A Curious Land, whose children’s book series, Farah Rocks debuts January 2020, share their resilience skills and strategies, practical advice, and new ways to reframe challenges. They’ll discuss using discouragement as a motivator for their own work.