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