July 25th, 2017: The Skirball Cultural Center
My short story “From the Roof of the Henry Vaughn Hotel” won Friction‘s Spring Short Story Contest! It’ll be a little bit until you can read it in print.
In the meantime, the electrifying F(r)iction Issue #8 will be out tomorrow! Find it at Barnes & Noble, other retailers, or order direct: https://tetheredbyletters.com/store/
July 30th, 2017: The Victory Theatre, Burbank
The Blue Hour is a grassroots literary reading series developed, hosted and produced by Lily Anne Harrison. They bring energy and entertainment to each of their events, focusing on young, up-and-coming writers. Their next scheduled reading will be in September.
Hello Friends, I’ll be reading twice this month:
Come see me and my pals: Kirin Khan, Jessica Shoemaker, Soleil Bello Davíd, Chinyere Nwodim, Barton Aikman, Lily Anne Harrison, Matt Buga, and more!
Enjoy poetry and fiction read by this year’s PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellows, with personal introductions by their mentors Jade Chang, Amelia Gray, Ashaki M. Jackson, Dana Johnson, and J. Ryan Stradal.
Presented cabaret-style with cocktails and light fare available for purchase. A reception with refreshments follows the program.
“Because of PEN, I am now connected. I now know how to get myself published. I have the resources to master my craft.
Now I call myself a writer.”
-Jian Huang, 2016 EV
This event is FREE; Reserve seats HERE
The Skirball Cultural Center: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
And then a writer goes to a special event like, for example, the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship Meet and Greet at Skylight Books. You go and stand outside, looking in through the front doors. You stand outside for a very long time and then go home without having gone in. Another time, you walk past those front doors, walking at a brisk pace, craning your neck to get a peek inside, but not stopping. And another time, you stop at the front doors and pretend to be looking at your cellphone, checking messages, and not going in. You get a call while standing there, and then you take the call and go back to your car and drive away. You feel relieved, having missed out on something that you really wanted but it was scary and anyway who did you think you were fooling?
The Emerging Voices Fellowship is a literary mentorship that aims to provide new writers who are isolated from the literary establishment with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career.
Join Emerging Voices Fellows, alumni, and mentors in conversation for the 2018 application cycle. PEN Center USA presents summer cocktails, short readings, a fellowship overview and audience Q&A.
Patrick O’Neil, Jian Huang, Mike Padilla, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Kirin Khan, and Soleil David
Pete’s newest short story, “Mission Concept,” will be published June 21 in the Summer 2017 issue of Flapperhouse! Flapperhouse is a literary journal with a particular & peculiar focus on the surreal, shadowy, sensual, and satirical. It’s the brainchild of Joseph P. O’Brien and has featured the work of Carroll Sun Yang, Kristine Ong Muslim, Leland Cheuk, Maria Pinto, and many, many flappy others.