This Parent Writer Meetup, facilitated by Sheba Karim, is designed for creative writers of all genres and levels who happen to be parents. Parenthood and writing can be a rewarding yet challenging journey, and this event aims to connect you with like-minded individuals experiencing similar joys and struggles, regardless of the stage of parenthood you’re in. There will be a prompt-driven writing session, a chance to get to know fellow Parent Writers, and conversations guided by seasoned instructors who can answer questions about sustainable writing habits, book recommendations, and more. We hope you will find solace in community, and embrace the joy of writing together while navigating the beautiful chaos of parenthood.
*Open to all Parent Writers, even if you have not attended a previous meetup!
Sheba Karim's fiction and essays have been featured in 580 Split, Asia Literary Review, India Today, Literary Hub, Off Assignment, Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, South Asian Review, The Rumpus, Time Out Delhi and in several anthologies in the United States and India. She's written four YA novels: Skunk Girl, That Thing We Call a Heart, which made several Best Book lists including Bank Street and Kirkus, Mariam Sharma Hits the Road, a NPR Best Book of the Year, and The Marvelous Mirza Girls, winner of the South Asia Book Award. She is the editor of Alchemy: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories II. She lives in Nashville with her family and is a Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University.