The PEN America Emerging Voices Podcast was created to increase the reach of the fellowship and provide the tools necessary to launch a professional writing career to writers in need beyond the five fellows awarded each year. Hosted by Fellowship Manager Amanda Fletcher, the podcast will feature fellows, mentors, master class instructors, Author Evening hosts, and more, all talking craft tips, writing advice, agents, query letters, carne asada, trauma, transcendence, and the importance of literary community.

Writers. Readers. Talkers. See how they’re just like you.

Episodes will be available for FREE here on PEN America.

If you’d like to support the show and the fellowship, you can do so here. If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].

Episode 001 — Alex Espinoza
07.19.2018
Fellowship Manager Amanda Fletcher answers the question, “Why a podcast?” and Prose Master Class Instructor Alex Espinoza talks workshop etiquette, cruising, and Lucha Libre.
Listen here.

 

Episode 002 — F. Douglas Brown
07.26.2018
Poetry Master Class Instructor F. Douglas Brown reads us a poem, tells us what’s in a name, and asks us to consider skinheads, while Fellowship Manager Amanda Fletcher coughs a lot.
Listen here.

 

Episode 003 — Samantha Dunn
08.02.2018
Listen to author (and Author Evening host), mentor, teacher, and editor Samantha Dunn rant about being a memoirist, a ghost, and an “enemy of the people” while Fellowship Manager Amanda Fletcher says “like” a lot.
Listen here.

 

Episode 004 — Nancy Lynée Woo
08.13.2018
Founder of the Long Beach Literary Arts Center and 2015 Emerging Voices Fellow
Nancy Lynée Woo talks about DIY lit scenes, the importance of creative spaces, and the power of showing up, while Fellowship Manager Amanda Fletcher drools over the size of Nancy’s apartment.
Listen here.