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[VIRTUAL] By Us and For Us: Writing Your Own Rust Belt Story

Rust Belt building with a fire hydrant in front; text below: “By Us and For Us: Writing Your Own Rust Belt Story” and logos of PEN America and BELT Magazine

Rust Belt building photo by Bob Jagendorf/Flickr

Join us for this virtual conversation presented in partnership with Belt Magazine, featuring four writers as they share their work and discuss their approaches to regional storytelling. Audience members will hear from Pat Nabong, Ava Tomasula y Garcia, Anna Clark, and Brittany King about writing in the Rust Belt. Then, attendees will be given a writing prompt to workshop at home. This conversation will be hosted by Martha Bayne.


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.