• The Blue Hour
    • Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ 6:00PM
    • The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood
    • Hosted by Lily Anne Harrison
    • Pete will read from his novel-in-progress: The Sheng Jing

  • It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
    • Sunday, November 4th, 2018 @ 5 o’clock
    • Details to come…



  • Vermin On The Mount
    • Friday, April 13, 2018
    • Bookshow, Highland Park
    • With: Susan Henderson, Naomi Hirahara, Yelena Moskovich, Scott O’Connor, Mark Sarvas, and Amy Wallen
    • Hosted by Jim Ruland
    • Pete read from his novel-in-progress: We Are The Barbarians


  • The Blue Hour 
    • February 25, 2018
    • The Victory Theatre, Burbank
    • With: Chris Lee, Matt Buga, Matt Kronish, Lauren Conklin, and Grace Singh Smith
    • Hosted by Lily Anne Harrison
    • Pete read from his short story “The Coincidental”


  • PEN in the Community 
    • Friday, December 2, 2017
    • Greenway Court Theater, Los Angeles
    • Peter H.Z. Hsu as Teaching Artist in Residence at Fairfax High School with Mr. Joel Miller’s 6th Period English 9. Reading and celebration of the publication of their shared anthology with Shawna Kenney and the Freda Mohr Center for Seniors.


  • The Blue Hour
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • Big Wangs: 5300 Lankershim Blvd. NoHo
    • With Lily Anne Harrison, Matt Buga, Chris Lee, and Zora Ellis
    • Pete read from his short story “Pieces” forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review





  • PEN America Emerging Voices Final Reading


  • PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship Meet & Greet
    • June 17th, 2017. 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    • Skylight Books: 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 9002
    • 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. Featuring: Patrick O’Neil, Jian Huang, Mike Padilla, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Natalie Lima, and Soleil David
    • Peter will read his essay “A Writer”


  • PEN America Emerging Voices Reading at Tongue & Groove
    • April 29, 2017
    • The Hotel Cafe
    • PEN Center USA and Tongue & Groove hosted this reading by the 2017 Emerging Voices Fellows: Soleil David, Peter H.Z. Hsu, Kirin Khan, Chinyere Nwodim, and Jessica Shoemaker. And Musical Guest: Mister Paradise.
    • Peter read from his short story “Astronauts”


  • PEN America Emerging Voices Welcome Party at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
    • January 31, 2017
    • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
    • Readings by the five 2017 EV Fellows: Kirin Khan, Chinyere Nwodim, Peter HZ Hsu, Jessica Shoemaker, & Soleil David. With the support of EV mentors: Ashaki Jackson, J. Ryan Stradal, Dana Johnson, Amelia Gray, & Jade Chang.
    • Peter read from his short story “Impossibly Long Branches”