Writers in Schools Panel Discussion & Supper
Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM
Scottish Rite Center
2800 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009 [Map]
Free | Email for tickets 

On June 2nd, the Scottish Rite Masons, in collaboration with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, proudly present Rachel Broudy, Richard McCann, Frazier O’Leary, George Pelecanos, and Morowa Yejidé with moderator Susan Eisenhower for an evening devoted to discussing PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program and why engagement with literature is crucial to student success in school — and in life.

  • Why is it important for students to meet authors, and how does the significance of a book change when a student meets the person who wrote it?
  • How can meeting authors boost experiential learning in high schools, and what is the program’s impact on teachers?
The Scottish Rite Masons and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation have gathered this esteemed group of panelists to explore these questions and more.

A buffet supper will immediately follow the panel discussion.

This event is free, but seats are limited. Email to reserve a ticket.

Our Panelists

Susan Eisenhower, moderator
Consultant, author, and expert on international security, space policy, energy, and relations between the Russian Federation and the U.S.

Rachel Broudy
D.C. Public High School English teacher and English Department Chair of McKinley Technology High School.
Richard McCann
Fiction and nonfiction writer, MFA professor at American University, and PEN/Faulkner Board Member.
Frazier O’Leary
D.C. Public High School English teacher at Cardozo Education Campus, current President of the PEN/Faulkner Board of Directors, and the first teacher to use Writers in Schools, .
George Pelecanos
Fiction writer, screenwriter, and PEN/Faulkner Foundation board member.
Morowa Yejidé
Novelist, short story writer, and Writers in Schools participating author.