PEN America Chapter: Denver
Denver Chapter Leaders
Viniyanka Prasad (she/her) is the founder of The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization fighting the dehumanizing effects of cultural erasure using the literary arts. She serves on a variety of arts committees, including appointment to the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, and speaks regularly on issues of equity and representation. In addition to her literary arts work, Viniyanka is a public criminal defense attorney whose commentaries have been included in the Chicago Journal of International Law and presented to committee at the United Nations.
He is a graduate of NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His film work – writing and directing – has been featured on MTV, Pitchfork, and Stereogum. He most recently won the CineLatino Pitch Latino Award for Emerging Filmmakers with his web series, Welcome to the Northside, a comedic take on gentrification and Latino displacement in North Denver.
PEN America Denver
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PEN America Denver is proud to co-sponsor of two panels at the [margins.] Literary Conference, bookfair, and literary festival.More Information
This town hall, presented in partnership with Open Media Foundation, will explore representation in Colorado in journalism.More Information
Join PEN America and the Denver Public Library for a two-part live and interactive media literacy webinar on Tuesday, August 11 and 18 at 4pm MT.More Information