EMERGING VOICES: DALLAS is the PEN Texas mentoring program for beginning poets and writers of both fiction and creative nonfiction. Geared for community college students, the program is open to writers of poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and translation. The program is competitive; a small number of participants will be chosen.
Participants receive a stipend of $150 and work one-on-one with published authors to hone their craft and build a successful writing practice. The intensive program runs from February to May, 2012.
Apply on-line HERE.
EMERGING VOICES: DALLAS is a local branch of the nationally known PEN Center USA program, Emerging Voices.
JEN HOFER will be the program’s special guest. Hofer (pictured above) is a poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, and urban cyclist. She writes letters for people in public spaces at her escritorio público, and makes tiny handmade books at her kitchen table in Cypress Park, Los Angeles.