La Pluma y La Tinta Presents New Voices Reading Series

La Pluma y La Tinta Presents New Voices Reading Series

Posted by Gracelyn Weaver in Alumni Profiles, Events, Worth Watching


On Thursday, January 21st, at 6pm, La Pluma y La Tinta will kick off this season’s New Voices Reading Series. Hosted by Raquel Penzo, the evening will feature Melissa Hunter Gurney, Babirye Maji, Stacy Rogers, Mike Rosen, and Elizabeth Jaeger. If time permits, an open mic will following the reading. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more. 

Raquel I. Penzo is a Brooklyn, NY, native of Dominican descent who has carved a career for herself as a writer, editor, and literary event curator. She hosts the New Voices Reading Series each quarter in NYC and works as a copywriter at Brooklyn Public Library. Raquel authored the self-published My Ego Likes the Compliments…And Other Musings on Writing, and the short stories, “Grey Matter” (Blue Lake Review), “Perspective on a Murder” (Mason’s Road), “On a Blue Day” (You Should Be Here), and “Enfermos” (Rose Red Review). An anthology of works from participants of her reading series was released on April 2014. Visit Raquel online at

Elizabeth Jaeger is currently finishing up an MFA degree in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is in the process of writing a memoir about her experience trekking in Nepal with a young Nepalese boy. She is an assistant editor at The Literary Review and her work has been published in Eire Ireland and the Literary Explorer. A recent essay will be featured on the podcast No You Tell It. She lives in New Jersey with her spouse and her son, who loves it when she writes stories about him.

Are you interested in studying with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Low Residency MFA program? Learn more.


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