A 2012 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, Amanda Fletcher has worked with the Emerging Voices Fellowship (EV) since 2015. As program manager, Amanda cultivates relationships with acclaimed authors in order to pair them with fellows, invite them to private author evenings, and ask them to teach specialty workshops. She also manages the fellowship’s annual reading series and the extensive alumni network.
Prior to her job with PEN, Amanda was a writer and editor for AfterParty Magazine and previously worked with a global nonprofit where she helped young chief executives tell their stories. An active member of the Los Angeles literary community, Amanda has served as a moderator for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, taught writing workshops for at-risk communities, been a guest on numerous writing podcasts, and read sections of her memoir in progress for Tongue and Groove, Dirty Laundry Lit, Vamp, Roar Shack, Release, and Why There Are Words, Los Angeles.
A prolific travel and freelance feature writer, her work has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Orange County Register, Coast and Hippocampus magazines, Heritage Future, FAR & WIDE, Ember, and many more. Originally from Canada, Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is working on her memoir HALO.
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