Overview

PROGRAM MENTORS: EV fellows are paired with mentors that they are expected to contact monthly. Mentors are chosen from PEN’s membership, comprised of professional writers. EV Fellows are paired with mentors who share similar writing interests. Over the course of the program, EVs and mentors should meet twice in-person. In these meetings, mentors will offer feedback on the EV fellows’ work-in-progress.

UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS’ PROGRAM: Participants will attend 2 free courses at UCLA extension, donated by the Writers’ Program. Program and PEN staff will assist EV fellows with course selectio

Q&A EVENINGS: A schedule of Q & A Evenings with prominent authors, poets, editors, agents, and publishers will be distributed at the first EV Orientation meetin

MASTER CLASSES: After completing the UCLA Extension course, EV fellows will enroll in a PEN Master Class. Master classes are five-session, genre specific workshops with a professional writer that will offer each EV fellow the opportunity to receive new feedback, late in the progra

VOLUNTEER PROJECT: All EV fellows are expected to complete a 10-hour volunteer project that is relevant to the literary community.

FINAL READING: The culmination of the program is a public reading where EV fellows can share the progress of their work.

LITERARY COLLECTIONS: EV fellows will have access to a collection of videotapes from the Lannan Foundation readings and PEN’s library of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submitted to its annual literary awards competition.