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PEN America presents DREAMing Out Loud: Reading featuring Javier Zamora, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Sonia Guiñansaca, Martyna Majok, and Jenny Zhang

July 30, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT


From the organizers: 

PEN America is proud to present a reading with the rising stars from DREAMing Out Loud, our tuition-free workshop series for young undocumented writers in New York City.

Since the program’s founding in 2016, DREAMing Out Loud has served over 125 emerging writers. Our students are primarily first-generation immigrants who came to the United States as children. As rhetoric flies, politics grind, and heat increases along all our borders, the experiences of these writers—who have risked their lives to cross land and oceans into the United States—must be heard.

Join us to celebrate the courageous new voices in this year’s anthology release with readings from our students and stories from our teaching artists Álvaro EnrigueCherry Lou Sy, and Hannah Kingsley-Ma, and special guests Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (The Undocumented Americans, 2020), Sonia Guiñansaca (Nostalgia & Borders, 2016), Martyna Majok (Sanctuary City, 2020), Javier Zamora (Unaccompanied, 2017), and Jenny Zhang (My Baby First Birthday, 2020).

We would love your help to make DREAMing Out Loud possible in 2021. To date, the program has primarily been funded by a time-limited grant that ends this year. Public support is crucial for the program to continue offering workshops in 2021.

The suggested donation for entry is $5 for the general public, and additional generosity is deeply appreciated. Students and their families receive free admission. Any donations are considered 100 percent tax-deductible and support DREAMing Out Loud’s mission to defend young undocumented writers and immigrants’ free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Here are some of features of the program that your donation could help us fund:

  • $10 – a free anthology for a student writer
  • $50 – a paid volunteer copyeditor
  • $100 – lunch or dinner for students in one of our workshop sessions
  • $150 – a guest speaker’s honorarium
  • $200 – an hour of workshop facilitation
  • $400 – a student stipend to offset costs of living while participating in the program
  • $2,000 – a teaching assistant’s stipend
  • $3,200 – a teaching artist’s stipend

Following your registration, you will be sent a link to the virtual reading via email within 24 hours of the event. If you are a student, family member, friend, or institutional partner of DREAMing Out Loud, please ignore the button below and sign up for your free ticket here.

Please contact Nicole Gervasio at ngervasio@pen.org for any additional questions or concerns.

Register here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/31525/alldonations/34031


July 30, 2020
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
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