I’ll be reading my short story “Asleep For Days” as part of Lily Anne Harrison’s The Blue Hour reading series. I’ll be joined on stage with several talented young writers, including my friends Barton Aikman and Matt Buga. Come see us!Read More The Blue Hour @ The Victory Theater: July 30th
If you missed Pete’s panel/talk at Skylight last week, his essay is up at the PEN Center USA website. 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 […]Read More “A Writer”: A PEN USA Outreach Essay
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 […]Read More EV Meet & Greet: June 17th, Los Angeles
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 […]Read More New Story Coming Soon in Flapperhouse #14!
Pete’s short story “There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” was published today in Your Impossible Voice. “There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” is a speculative fiction short story set a future where technology has allowed mankind to view the entire history of the Planet Earth on their television sets. Here’s an excerpt: Every […]Read More “There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” Published Today in Your Impossible Voice
The PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellows took the stage on Saturday, April 29th to read from the works in progress. Tongue & Groove is a Los Angeles based literary reading series hosted by Conrad Romo. Photos by Wes KrieselRead More PEN EVs at Tongue & Groove
The 2017 Emerging Voices at Tongue and Groove Saturday, April 29 at 6 PM – 7 PM The Hotel Cafe 1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 5:30 PM Doors | 6 PM Reading $6 cover (21+)P PEN Center USA and Tongue and Groove present a reading by the 2017 Emerging Voices Fellows […]Read More PEN USA Emerging Voices Reading: Saturday April 29
Pete’s short story “Asleep For Days” was published today in F(r)online, the online imprint of F(r)iction Magazine. “Asleep For Days” is a pseudo-utopic 2nd-amendment after-life love story. In other words, it’s weird. Here’s an excerpt: Day 7 I’m at home, cleaning my gun. I unintentionally fire a bullet. The bullet goes through my hand, through my […]Read More “Asleep For Days” published today in F(r)online
PEN Center USA asked their 2017 Emerging Voices Fellows to answer the question: “What does Freedom to Write mean to you?” Each EV Fellow discusses the role that freedom of expression, the keystone of PEN Center USA’s mission, has played in their lives as writers, readers, and literary citizens. From Soleil David: I come from a people who believe that words can change the […]Read More PEN USA Freedom to Write Essays
Every year, PEN Center USA asks the five Emerging Voices Fellows to answer the question, “What does Freedom to Write mean to you?” Over the next five weeks, each of the Fellows talks about the role that freedom of expression, the keystone of PEN Center USA’s mission, has played in their lives as writers, readers, and literary citizens. […]Read More What Does Freedom to Write Mean to You?