Jenn Dees is the programs manager at PEN America in Los Angeles. Dees previously served as production manager of ALOUD, a series of readings, conversations, and performances presented by The Library Foundation of Los Angeles. She has more than a decade of experience producing public events, managing interdisciplinary arts-based projects, and facilitating the work of creators in video, theater, dance, and site-specific performance at venues such as EXIT ART, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and SCAD Museum of Art. She has a background in arts education, having served in the Education Departments of The Music Center and the Park Avenue Armory, and has experience in building curricula in subjects such as sequential art, filmmaking, and visual culture. She is a graduate of Emerson College and New York University’s Gallatin School.