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

Movies Starring Poems And The Poets Who Penned Them

A tonic of curiosity, nostalgia, and obsession inspired me to cuddle up with four films that, in my starstruck opinion, spotlight poetry.

The History Of Bookmobiles: Bookmobiles Are Here, And There And Everywhere, To Stay

From its inception in the 1800s to the library and bookstore bookmobiles still operating today, here is the history of bookmobiles.

How To Choose Your Favorite Books When Choosing Favorites Feels Unnatural

When the question "What's your favorite book?" makes you freeze up, here are some strategies to make narrowing it down easier.

On Slowing Down With Graphic Novels And Stories: Rereading The Favorites I Devoured

It's easy to rush through graphic novels, but what happens when you stop to look closer at the illustrations?

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.