Connie Pan

Connie Pan is a writer and editor from Maui, Hawai‘i. She earned an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University. Her writing has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Carve, HelloGiggles, PRISM International, The Billfold, and elsewhere. An excerpt from her novel-in-progress was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Instagram: @csnpan Twitter: @panlikepeter

Submerging Myself In Poetry For The Sealey Challenge

A reader recounts the poignant experience of participating in the Sealey Challenge, reading poetry every day throughout August.

Falling Into My First Book Club

A reader on the positive experience of participating in her first book club, and the importance of that virtual, bookish connection.

On Memorizing Poetry

On the beauty and power of memorizing poetry. Why one reader has found such joy in this literary act.

Will You Join The Sealey Challenge?

Participate in #TheSealeyChallenge by reading a poetry chapbook or full-length collection a day for 31 days, and share your reads with the hashtag.

Remembering My Literary Landmarks In Livermore, California

Bookish Stops on the Southern Route

A road trip lets one couple ease into their new lives—one bookish landmark, mile, city, and state at a time. 

How 5 Quotes From WOMEN AT WORK Spoke To My New Beginning

A writer and reader shares quotes from WOMEN AT WORK that directly addressed moments and aspects of her office and creative lives.

New Independent Bookstores In Old Homes

A reader keeps up with the indie bookstore scenes in the places where she used to live, and talks about some favorite spots.

Getting Started With Goodreads

After years of avoiding the platform, a reader gives in and starts a Goodreads account. Here's how this reader navigated lists and the rating system.

46 Excruciating Days And Nights Of Not Buying Books

This is what it looks like when a reader gives up buying books for 46 days for Lent.

Stories for Creative Writing Classes With Kids: What I Shared With My Students

A Love Note To Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Weighing My Road Trip Books

If you were traveling without your personal and public library for at least six weeks, what books would you bring?

Another Ode For A Hometown Bookstore

A traveler and former Maui resident bemoans the closing of yet another Lahaina bookstore, and seeks books in one of few shops still standing.

Personal Reading Reflections and Favorite Books of 2018

Better late than never! A reader casts a backward glance to reflect on personal reading stats and some favorite books of 2018.

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