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[VIRTUAL] Bearing Witness: Collecting Oral Histories in the Rust Belt

Rust Belt building in foreground with a multicolored dusk sky behind; text below: “Bearing Witness: Collecting Oral Histories in the Rust Belt” and logos of PEN America and BELT MagazineJoin us for this virtual conversation presented in partnership with Belt Magazine, featuring three regional Rust Belt writers on the power of oral histories for research and community building, with strategies for beginning your own project. Audience members will hear from Samuel Love, Yanick Lamb, and Susan Hyatt. The conversation will be moderated by Ryan Schnurr.


Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.