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Scribente Maternum Past Events

Remember Your Mother

A virtual retreat experience centered around Native American writing, teaching, and learning


Welcome to a weekend of self-discovery. A time to connect to something greater, to become more grounded to the Earth, and more centered in your writing, both for your children and for yourself.

Featured speakers: Novelist and activist Marcie Rendon, writer and narrative coach Lisa Harris

Write Like a Mother

An in--person writing retreats in Baltimore, Maryland and Seaview, Washington

Retreat highlights included:

  • Time and space to write

  • Curated craft and sessions with acclaimed writers and teachers

  • Supportive feedback (and space to share more than just writing)

  • Connection inside small groups

  • Visual journaling and intention-setting

  • Mindfulness practices and intentional movement

  • The unique and brave Scribente Maternum writer-moms community

  • Opportunities to explore and support the city of Baltimore and the Pacific Coast

  • Food and drinks from locally owned restaurants

  • Awesome FREE book bundles, curated by The Ivy bookshop in Baltimore and Beach Books in Seaside, Oregon

Writing Food and Identity

with Lesley Téllez

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How does food inform our identities and those of the characters we create -- or report on -- in our writing? In this session we'll explore the ways we can successfully weave food into our writing, and why it's important, both from a storytelling and a cultural perspective. We'll touch on food writing and storytelling as a way to combat erasure, a way to reflect on loss, and a way to challenge dominant narratives.

Lesley Téllez is a journalist, fiction writer, recipe developer, and entrepreneur in New York City. Her cookbook Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas is her love letter to the four years she spent living in Mexico’s capital. For ten years, Lesley was co-founder and owner of the top-rated tourism company, Eat Mexico. Lesley's writing, which mostly explores Mexican food and identity, has been published in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, TASTE, Eater, and The New York Times, among others. Find her on Instagram & Twitter @lesleytellez.

Summer Solstice Writing Circle with writer, teacher & Scribente co-founder, Rachel Berg Scherer

A creative-writing experience for all the senses


Teacher, author, writing coach and Scribente co-founder Rachel Berg Scherer lead us through a series of creativity exercises that grounded us to our physical place and allowed us to release our inhibitions. All within the unique and brave Scribente Maternum community.


Look for more writing circle opportunities, coming soon!

Write for Parents Magazine with Digital Content Director Julia Dennison

See your byline at

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This fast-paced, interactive conversation with Julia Dennison, Digital Content Director for the Parents brand, was filled with solid pitching advice. Julia shared the kind of stories Parents is looking for, what makes a good pitch, and general tips about getting published in parenting publications. is eager to publish, and we are lucky that they look to Scribente for fresh voices!

Julia Dennison is Digital Content Director for the Parents brand, which includes heading up the content for and its social platforms. A single co-parenting mama to 4-year-old Esme, she’s been writing and editing in the parenting space for over 13 years (an editor in general for more than 16 years), with a passion for covering all the wonderfully unique ways people parent and form families. She’s been a co-host of the podcast Pregnancy Confidential, and now of the new podcast We Are Family with ShaunT, all about the diversity of family life in America today. She has also appeared as a panel moderator and expert on the parenting beat for various events and TV segments, including those for Good Morning America, CNN/HLN, Yahoo and local news networks.

Collective Care through Our Creativity

A virtual retreat experience

  • Time as a large group to be inspired by our featured speaker and to set our intentions for the day ahead

  • Smaller breakout accountability groups, facilitated by Pen Parentis 
  • Large group meditation and intentional movement exercises
  • Checkins with small groups and new communities all week long.

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