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.
Work with Us
PEN/Faulkner hires published professional writers to teach writing to DC public and charter school students in grades 3-12 through a school-based residency placement. This is a seasonal contractor position, and residencies take place during the school day. We provide an orientation prior to placement, mentorship and coaching with an experienced educator, and discounts on our Literary Conversations. Residency commitments vary.
Writers interested in teaching with our Writers in Residence program should check back in late-spring/early-summer for more information about applying, or join our mailing list.
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