Awards and Honors, Institutional News

PEN America Interviews Bennington Writing Seminars Emerging Voices Fellows

PEN America interviewed Davin Malasarn MFA '20 and Monica Carter MFA '20, both past recipients of the Bennington/PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship, for The PEN Ten weekly interview series.

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2019 is the third year that Bennington and PEN America have teamed up to offer such a scholarship to an alumni of PEN America's Emerging Voices Fellowship program. In May, the Bennington Writing Seminars announced that Natalie Mislang Mann MFA '21 is the fourth recipient.

Davin Malasarn (EV '08) is Lead Writer and Director of Presidential Communications at Cal Tech. He has a Ph.D. in biology, and was a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a finalist for Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Contest, and was a featured writer for the New Short Fiction Series.

Monica Carter (EV '10) is Program Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation's LGBTQ Writers-in-Schools program. She was a PEN Center USA MARK Program Fiction Fellow, a Lambda Literary Foundation LGBT Emerging Writer Fellow, and a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow.