The Future of Family-Friendly Residencies

Watch contributor Thomas Israel Hopkins—along with this wife, novelist Emily Barton, and their son, Tobias—discuss the impetus for writing "The Future of Family-Friendly Residencies." In the article, which appears in the March/April 2011 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, Hopkins takes a look at the relatively small number of colonies that allow writers to bring children for their full stay and offers some suggestions for ways in which parent-writers and residency directors can work together to facilitate more programs that accommodate families.



This feels truly revolutionary, to have a kid being a kid on the P&W site, to talk openly and honestly about what it means to be writers and parents of young children, to depict what it seemingly an egalitarian household where both man and woman are equally "the writers" show this all on P&W. Hurrah!

I can't wait for the article, though I sort of feel like "Colonies that will take my whole family?! I'll believe it when I'm accepted!"