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Unread 01-26-2021, 03:49 PM
Julie Steiner Julie Steiner is offline
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Default PEN America fellowship, 2/15

Just passing this along. I know nothing more about it than you can find out here:
https://pen.org/writing-justice-application/

PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship

PEN America’s Writing for Justice Fellowship will commission six or more writers—emerging or established—to create written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate.

The PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship aims to harness the power of writers and writing in bearing witness to the societal consequences of mass incarceration by capturing and sharing the stories of incarcerated individuals, their families, communities, and the wider impact of the criminal justice system. Our goal is to ignite a broad, sustained conversation about the dangers of over-incarceration and the imperative to mobilize behind rational and humane policies. As an organization of writers dedicated to promoting free expression and informed discourse, PEN America is honored to have been entrusted by the Art for Justice Fund to engage the literary community in addressing this pressing societal issue.

Applications Open: January 15, 2021
Deadline to apply: 11:59pm EST on February 15, 2021

[There's an explanatory video on the website, too.]
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