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Pen Parentis writer-parent panel for Brilliant Baltimore festival on the CityLit Stage, Nov 2 2019

Pictured:  Me, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Dan Brady, Sonja Curry-Johnson, Melanie Hatter, and Christina Chiu

Oh my friends, what a celebration of Literature and Light there was at Baltimore's Inner Harbor last weekend!  As you know, I run a nonprofit called Pen Parentis. Our curator Christina Chiu (whose award-winning novel, Beauty, comes out in May this year) set up a fantastic panel for the Brilliant Baltimore Festival on the CityLit Stage on November 2nd. (Carla Du Pree runs CityLit Project which is a fantastic resource for Baltimore writers!). The panel was a lot of fun and featured six writers who also are parents (including Christina and yours truly) from the DC/Baltimore area discussing perseverence. We are experts!

The panel was called: "Beat the Blues with Pen Parentis: Writers, who are parents too, share ways to reframe challenges in the Writing Life"