Writers’ Block Live!

PEN America Emerging Voices

We have a very special Writers’ Block Live for you! Mike sat down with two of PEN America’s Emerging Voices Fellows, Natalie Misling Man and Ron L. Dowell, and the Emerging Voices Fellowship Manager, Amanda Fletcher, to talk about their experience with the program and the upcoming application deadline!

Ron L. Dowell is a lifelong resident of the Watts and Compton areas of Los Angeles. Employed for 38 years with Los Angeles County, Ron has a unique perspective on local urban communities that, in turn, inform many of his stories. He holds two master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach, in criminal justice and emergency services administration. Ron is working on a collection of short stories.

Natalie Mislang Mann is an educator who holds a master of arts in humanities from San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in Angel City ReviewThe Rattling Wall, and the anthology Only Light Can do That. Natalie is currently working on a memoir based on her experiences growing up in a multi-ethnic family in the San Fernando Valley.

Learn more about PEN America‘s Emerging Voices Fellowship and Apply!

Go see the Emerging Voices Fellows at their final reading at the Moss Theater August 3rd!

Writers’ Block Live! is recorded at the 1888 Center in Orange, California.

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