August 2012

PEN In The Classroom Host Schools

Participating PEN In The Classroom host schools have included:

PEN Center USA Presents: Kevin Bleyer, Author of Me the People

PEN Center USA is pleased to present a reading and signing by Kevin Bleyer.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 7PM
Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

PEN Center USA Presents: Lucille Lang Day, Erika Schickel, Susan Straight, and Diana Wagman

PEN Center USA is pleased to present an ensemble reading at Skylight Books

Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Dirty Laundry Lit: Hungover


Dirty Laundry Lit is a quarterly reading series that blends live music and literature and features diverse writers from all over the nation.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 @ 7 PM
The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029

$5 at the door

Nathalie Handal Reads Poet in Andalucía

PEN Center USA is pleased to present a reading by Nathalie Handal at Skylight Books.

September 8, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Bookmark This: Banquet Speech by William Faulkner

Listen to the William Faulkner deliver his speech at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm on December 10, 1950. In this audio recording, you can hear paragraph 1-4. Click through to the audio player:

Bookmark This: Rick Moody's Guide to Revision

Below is an excerpt of "A Guide to Revision" by Rick Moody. Download the full document by clicking here.

Bookmark This: Aimee Bender's Rules for Writing

The Mark Blog recommends this excellent essay by Aimee Bender on how to be a disciplined writer. "Why the Best Way to Get Creative Is to Make Some Rules" was originally published in O Magazine. Read the full article here.

PEN In The Classroom Community Interview with Amy Wallen

Amy Wallen is a writer, editor, teacher, PEN member, and beloved PEN In The Classroom instructor. For the past two years, Amy has taught a PITC residency to students at Ocean Discovery Institute, a nonprofit organization in San Diego dedicated to educating urban and diverse youth through ocean science.

Bookmark This: Amy Hempel Interviewed in the Atlantic

Below we've excerpted an Atlantic interview with Amy Hempel. The full interview can be found here.

If you’re taking your time with this sentence-by-sentence construction, do you have very little revision by the time you’re done?