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 Writers And Their Stories

Writers And Their Stories

By Panel Magazine
Panel's content is now available in audio format. Writers and poets, that feature in Panel, have recorded their pieces in case you haven't yet got a copy of the magazine or want to follow the author's voice while you read. New podcast episode is out once a month.
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Kristen Herbert, I Need Friends
Kristen Herbert moved from Chicago to rural Hungary in 2016 to teach English. After completing a literary translation workshop at the Balassi Institute in Budapest, she has done work as a translator from Hungarian to English. Her original and translated works have appeared in Cleaver Magazine, Hungarian Literature Online, Waxwing Magazine, and the Columbia Online Journal. She currently lives in Budapest. Her short story 'I Need Friends' was published in the issue#5 of Panel.
November 2, 2020
Christie Goodwin, Poetry.
Christie Goodwin, a poet, writer, art teacher and a musician, originally from Detroit, Michigan, is an art, music, and history teacher in Budapest. Her poetry was published in the issue #4 of Panel. Christie is a regular reader and a participant in the Panel's events and gatherings.
October 1, 2020
Poems by Anna Leah. From Brooklyn, NYC, to Budapest with love.
A writer and filmmaker, Anna Leah has lived in search of metaphor. It wasn’t until finding a photograph of a Szecesszió staircase that her life was elevated by a new city. Questing from Brooklyn to Budapest, she found an incubator of affection and creativity that encouraged her to compose a collection of poetry in ten years, In Pest And. Her poems were published in the issue#3 of Panel. Illustrated by Lauko Magdolna.
September 2, 2020
Poems of my town Roztoky, by Daniel Lamken.
Previously from the Upper Midwest, Daniel Lamken launched his overseas experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan. Currently Daniel Lamken lives in Roztoky, Czechia. He teaches literature at the International School of Prague and facilitates workshops in that subject for the International Baccalaureate Organization. He also runs the Creative Writers’ Group at Globe Bookstore in Prague’s centrum. His poems: "When The Levee Breaks", "The Tinkerer", "Apologizing for a Family Tree", "To the Least of These" - were published in the issue #1 of Panel (May, 2018). Illustrated by Maria Gyarmati.
August 1, 2020
Matador. Short story. Mitchell Atkinson reading.
Mitchell Atkinson III is a writer and musician living in Warsaw, Poland. He was born in Flint, MI, USA. He is also a doctoral candidate at the Graduate School for Social Research in the Polish Academy of Sciences. He works on social theory. His story "Matador" about the puzzling passenger in the metro was published in the issue#4 of Panel. To read the issue in the full follow the link in bio. Sound design of the episode - Mitchell Atkinson. Illustration by Steve Dalachinsky.
June 30, 2020
The Dumbest Dickhead on Earth. András Lőke reads his story. From the issue #5.
The story about difficult choices and twisted relationships, set in Hungary and written by a famous Hungarian journalist András Lőke. The story features the issue 5 of Panel (Spring 2020). Illustrated by Bori Gyori.
June 1, 2020
Claudia Leporatti reads her short story "Night ABC". The illustration by Sandor Sipos.
Claudia Leporatti is a Budapest-based Italian writer, a regular contributor of Panel and Budapest Friday Night Stories. Her short story "Night ABC" was published in the issue #4 of Panel. It explores the intimacy between people who are cautious about getting closer.
May 1, 2020
Stereowriting. Masha Kamenetskaya reads her essay.
Masha Kamenetskaya is a writer and one of the founding editors of Panel. Originally from St. Petersburg (that's why the accent :)), she's been living in Budapest for 5 years. She writes both in Russian and English, and her collection of stories was published in Duck Lake Books (USA). In this essay she explores multilingual writing, its challenges and insights. The essay was published in the issue #4 of Panel (Autumn 2019). Artwork on the cover by Maria Gyarmati based on photo by Evgeniy Shchetinkin.
March 31, 2020
The Magic of Cars. Duncan Robertson reads his essay.
The essay by Duncan Robertson, one of the founding editors of Panel and a writer himself, was published in the issue #1 of Panel (March, 2018). In this witty, masterfully written, deeply personal piece Duncan explores the phenomenon of being a long-term traveler. "The absence of friends and family is less often experienced in stabs of homesickness, and more commonly experienced for what it is, an absence". Duncan Robertson was born and raised in Seattle, WA. He has lived and worked in Portland, OR; Suwon, in South Korea, and Prague. He now resides in Budapest, where he writes fiction, edits Panel and is actively involved in local artistic and literary scene.
March 1, 2020
Return to Ozd. Jennifer Walker reads her essay.
This emotional and brilliantly written essay was published in the issue #3 of Panel magazine (March, 2019). Jennifer Walker is a writer, journalist and one of the founding editors of Panel. She’s lived and worked in different countries, in the UK, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Georgia, and India, she currently lives in Budapest. Jennifer comes from a mixed Hungarian-British family background, which means she often has an identity crisis about what place she can call home. To read the piece in the magazine follow to
February 1, 2020