The 2016 Emerging Voices Author Evening Series

Thank you to everyone who made the 2016 Emerging Voices Author Evening Series such a success!

To celebrate the Fellowship’s 20th Anniversary, PEN Center USA opened The Emerging Voices Author Evening Series to the public. The Series included a brief reading, a conversation between authors, and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

PEN Center USA could not have done it without the participation of our local literary community and all of the incredible writers who agreed to talk about their books and the craft of writing. Special thanks to Chevalier's Books for giving the series a great home.

Viet Thanh Nguyen
T. Geronimo Johnson
Charles Yu
Salvador Plascencia
Alexander Chee
Nöel Alumit
Laila Lalami

Natashia Deón
Henri Cole
Amy Gerstler
Jonathan Lethem
Bruce Wagner
Jillian Lauren
Claire Bidwell Smith

Meredith Maran
Sarah Tomlinson
Richard Bausch
Aimee Bender
Ron Carlson
Marisa Matarazzo
Angela Flournoy

Julia Fierro
Lidia Yuknavitch
Cynthia Bond
Jennine Capó Crucet
Eduardo Santiago
María Amparo Escandón


If you missed it—don’t despair—not only will we be back next year, you can listen to Lidia Yuknivitch and Cynthia Bond discussing what it takes to transform trauma into art: