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.”
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.
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