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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 5pm-7pm

Denise Uyehara will be reading with her fellow PEN Emerging Voices awardees at Skylight Books in Los Angeles. Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 Tel: (323) 660-1175 Check out Uyehara’s book, Maps of City and Body, and see her live! Here’s the info from PEN Center USA:

PEN Center USA is proud to announce the release of Strange Cargo, an Emerging Voices Anthology. This book will include stories, poems and nonfiction pieces by Emerging Voices Fellows from 1997 to 2010.

There is a crucial point when a writer begins to come into his or her own and locate their authentic voice, a point when a writer can greatly benefit from support and guidance. This is where the PEN Center Emerging Voices program steps in and provides writers with mentors, craft classes, and the opportunity to develop creatively. The result is that talented writers come away from the program empowered and with tools to begin to publish. Read this anthology and discover for yourself the dazzling writers coming out of the Emerging Voices program.

– Mary Otis, author of Yes, Yes, Cherries and an EV Mentor 2008-2009

[These] are voices which demand to be heard, and the reader is grateful that…they have received the help, guidance and encouragement to allow their unique sound, their irreplaceable vision, to reach the reading world.

– Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander, from the foreword

Please join us on Sunday, September 12 @ 5 pm to celebrate the release of Strange Cargo with selected readings by contributing writers, followed by wine and refreshments, at Skylight Books in Los Feliz.

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