Monday, August 8th at 7 p.m.
To celebrate the fellowship’s 20th Anniversary, PEN Center USA has opened The Emerging Voices Author Evening Series to the public. Free to PEN Center USA members who bring their Author Evening ticket; non-members can purchase tickets here.
Author Evening Series events include a brief reading, conversation, and a question-and-answer session with the audience. To take full advantage of the event’s participatory ethos, attendees are encouraged to read the authors’ selections in advance. The Monday, August 8th Author Evening at 7 p.m. features Jennine Capó Crucet and Eduardo Santiago, reading from their selected novels, with a talk and Q&A.
Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) and the story collection,How to Leave Hialeah. She is the recipient of the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, an O. Henry Prize, and the Picador Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review, Epoch, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, and other magazines. Jennine is originally from Miami, and currently works as an assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Eduardo Santiago, Emerging Voices alum, writer, and host extraordinare will be joining us. Born in Cuba, raised in Los Angeles, Eduardo Santiago is the author of the award-winning novels Tomorrow They Will Kiss and Midnight Rumba. His shorter work has appeared in zyzzyva, The Caribbean Writer, The Los Angeles Times, Slow Trains, The Advocate, and Out Traveler. He is also a 2004 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow. Currently, Mr. Santiago teaches at Mt. San Jacinto College and is the founder of the Idyllwild Authors Series, now in its sixth season.