You’re scribbling in the night. You think to yourself, this stuff is great! I should really get it out there. Become a writer. Try to publish. Maybe apply for a creative writing program, get a scholarship! I love the poetry in me! I want to starve!
You could go to tomorrow’s lecture (more like a literary show and tell) at UCLA’s Hammer Museum, to hear the final reading from Emerging Voices Fellowship 2010 recipients. The idea at work here is that writers need more support than a pen can provide. Over a year’s time, PEN USA helps these new writers out by setting them up with a mentor, connecting them with more visible, established peers, giving them classes focused on genre (“I write political vampire humor pieces”) and hosting two public readings for them, the last of which takes place tomorrow night.
The emerging writers and poets are: Monica Carter, Natashia Deon, Lorene Garrett, Simone Kang, and Bev Magennis. Never heard of them? Exactly the reason for the program! They’re EMERGING! Like butterflies from the night! Let them be heard!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm,
UCLA Hammer Museum (Call 310.443.7000 for more information.)
Free. 1 hour before start time. 1 per person, first come first serve. No RSVP.
To apply for the 2011 PEN FELLOWSHIP, click here.