Are you a classroom teacher or school librarian – or do you work at a non-profit based in an underserved community? If so, would you like a novelist, screenwriter or poet to visit your students? PEN in the Community, a program of the literary and human rights non-profit PEN Center USA, has a list of writers who have offered to volunteer for a visit. There is no charge to you or your school; it is PEN in the Community’s mission to create opportunities for students from all zip codes and ethnic backgrounds to envision themselves as writers.
If you live in the L.A. area, these visits can be in person. Outside of L.A., we can arrange a Skype or google hangout visit. If you’re interested, email Ellie Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to those of you who have recently signed on to follow this blog! I have finished my yearlong search, chronicled here, and am now the Program Manager of Pen in the Community. Though I am no longer blogging, I sometimes hear of opportunities for teachers and students, and will continue to post them here. Please feel free to share with other teachers.