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

On Slowing Down With Graphic Memoirs: Rereading The Favorites I Devoured

On the power and purpose behind rereading and re-experiencing graphic memoirs.

A Case for Genre Juggling: Balancing Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

One reader and writer explains how she balances reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, often at the same time.

Searching For My Ideal Number Of Library Books

Is there a personal ideal number of library books to borrow at one time? A reader muses about that sweet spot.

Formative Literary Moments: An Acknowledgements Page For My Bookish Life

My literary history is lined with gleaming formative moments, and I carry their magic dust, which makes me who I am.

An Ode To My First Reading Buddy

An ode to my paternal grandmother, my first reading buddy, one of those dear and rare people you can read in peace beside.

5 Poetry Challenges To Enrich Your Reading Life

From daily poems to month-long reads, these five poetry challenges can serve as that nudge to forge space for more poetry in your life.

Like Opening a Time Capsule: On Marginalia And Guilt

One reader gave up marginalia and reflects on why — as well as why picking the habit back up was vital.

My Perfect Reading Day, Imagined

A daydream of a perfect reading day spent in Hawai‘i, reading poetry on the beach and listening to audiobooks on the way to the bookstore.

Reading Goals With My Accountability Group

One reader who decided to form a reading accountability group writes about the process, the experience, and the chosen books.

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.

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

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