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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

Remembering My Literary Landmarks In Livermore, California

With each move, mystery surrounds me and my partner’s lives. Until friends and family visited us in Livermore, California, a ...

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

After moving from Hawai‘i to California, my partner found a local arts center during our first month in the East Bay. ...

A Love Note To Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

During a trip to the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco, I bought American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time. ...

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.

On Reading My First Ebook

A reader dives into the world of ebooks and writes about the experience.

Hawai‘i Reads To Celebrate ‘OHANA

Once upon a time, I was someone who didn’t go to the movies often, let alone see them opening weekend. ...

The Most Embarrassing Unread Books On My Bookshelves

What books on your unread shelves are the most glaring?

I Flew South To Read By The Sea

On the restorative powers of a reading vacation for readers and writers both.