PEN EV Final Reading

July 25th, 2017: The Skirball Cultural Center

Heartfelt thank you to PEN Center USA: Amanda Fletcher, J Ryan Stradal, the entire PEN staff and board, and my genius cohort. It has been a wonderful and life changing experience.


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L-R: J Ryan and Pete (PC Casey Curry)

 

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PC: Casey Curry

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My kids with their Uncle Gubby

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Chinyere Nwodim reads an excerpt from her novel-in-progress

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L-R: Jessica Shoemaker, Kirin Khan, Soleil David, Amanda Fletcher, Chinyere Nwodim, and Peter Hsu (PC: Casey Curry)

The Blue Hour Reading Series

July 30th, 2017: The Victory Theatre, Burbank

Pete read from “Asleep for Days” with a wonderful cast of writers and musicians: including Lily Anne Harrison, Barton Aikman, Grace Yun, Matt Buga, singer-songwriter Matt Kronish, and many more.

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.

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Matt Buga reads his brilliant story about a turnip eating newborn.

Two Readings in July

Hello Friends, I’ll be reading twice this month:

  • Tuesday July 25, 7:00PM: I’ll be reading my story “mission concept” from FLAPPERHOUSE at the Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Sunday July 30, 7:30PM: I’ll be reading my story “asleep for days” from F(r)iction at The Blue Hour at the Victory Theater in Burbank.

Come see me and my pals: Kirin Khan, Jessica Shoemaker, Soleil Bello Davíd, Chinyere Nwodim, Barton Aikman, Lily Anne Harrison, Matt Buga, and more!

The Emerging Voices 2017 Final Reading at Skirball

The PEN Center USA Emerging Voices 2017 Final Reading at the Skirball Cultural Center

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Featuring Soleil David, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Kirin Khan, Chinyere Nwodim, and Jessica Shoemaker

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

“A Writer”: A PEN USA Outreach Essay

If you missed Pete’s panel/talk at Skylight last week, his essay is up at the PEN Center USA website.

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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.

EV Meet & Greet: June 17th, Los Angeles

Emerging Voices Fellowship MEET & GREET

Are you interested in applying!?

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.

Meet and Greet Los Angeles

Saturday, June 17
5-7PM
Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 9002

Featuring:
Patrick O’Neil, Jian Huang, Mike Padilla, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Kirin Khan, and Soleil David

RSVP HERE

New Story Coming Soon in Flapperhouse #14!

fh14coverPete’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.

Subscribe to Flapperhouse HERE!