Nicole Shawan Junior’s essay from PEN America’s The Sentences That Create Us: Crafting a Writer’s Life in Prison describes a writing workshop in which success hinged on a crucial pivot to center storytelling. “Teaching craft was still a goal, but one not nearly as important as hearing their stories. “
Because Your Liberation Is Bound Up With Mine: Introducing the 2021 PEN America / L’Engle Rahman Mentorship Prize Recipients
In this special feature T&W is pleased to recognize the important work of those involved with the PEN program, whose belief in the power and purpose of writing mirrors our own, and to introduce the winners of PEN America’s newly established L’Engle Rahman Award for Mentorship.