Bringing Literary Expression to Life
PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Residence program serves the dual purpose of supporting DC-based writers and providing a rich, creative experience for DC students. Our resident writers develop a meaningful relationship with a DC classroom, building their capacity as teaching artists and earning support for their work as artists. Educators who participate in the program also develop professionally from their collaborations with resident writers. Students, meanwhile, get access to an intensive literary experience, including collaboration and writing workshops with the resident writer, visits from additional guest authors, and donated books.
Our Writers in Residence
Cristi Donoso Best is the Writer in Residence with EL Haynes Public Charter School, where she will collaborate with Topher Kandik on narratives of immigration, borders, and concepts of “home.”
Caroline Bock is the Writer in Residence with Ida B. Wells Middle School, where she will collaborate with Chantal Jones on a creative writing project.
Hugh “H.D.” Hunter is the Writer in Residence with Two Rivers Public Charter School, where he will collaborate with Nicole Clark on using fiction narrative techniques to explore the contemporary legacies of enslavement in the United States.
Your Support Matters
Your support makes our programs possible. Please consider a contribution. Thank you.
Make a secure, tax-deductible gift online
GIVE by Mail
6218 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011
GIVE by phone
GIVE by Text