Past Hodder Fellow at Princeton Martyna Majok reads from Sanctuary City (2020) as a special guest at PEN America’s DREAMing Out Loud virtual event.

DREAMing Out Loud is PEN America’s tuition-free workshop series for young undocumented writers in New York City. Since the program’s founding in 2016, DREAMing Out Loud has served over 125 emerging writers. Its students are primarily first-generation immigrants who came to the United States as children. As rhetoric flies, politics grind, and heat increases along all our borders, the experiences of these writers—who have risked their lives to cross land and oceans into the United States—must be heard.

Celebrate the courageous new voices in this year’s anthology release with readings from teaching artists Álvaro Enrigue, Cherry Lou Sy, and Hannah Kingsley-Ma, and special guests Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (The Undocumented Americans, 2020), Sonia Guiñansaca (Nostalgia & Borders, 2016), Martyna Majok (Sanctuary City, 2020), Javier Zamora (Unaccompanied, 2017), and Jenny Zhang (My Baby First Birthday, 2020). Learn more about the reading event at PEN America

The virtual event is free; suggested donation of $5 for the general public.

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Following your registration, you will be sent a link to the virtual reading via email within 24 hours of the event.


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  • PEN America