Ken Pienkos, MSLS, MFA
Ken lives in Los Angeles with his dogs Scooter & Snickers and a nice guy named James. He holds a BS and MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Antioch University ‘s MFA program with a focus on “Writing for Young People.”
Before his enrollment in the MFA in Creative Writing program Ken was the Executive Director of the Oxford Public Library in Oxford, PA. While there he was involved in the community by serving on the Oxford Arts Alliance as a Founding Director and also on the Board of Directors of Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. and CampDreamcatcher.org. Locally, Ken’s community service includes the Los Angeles Aids Project and Queerwise.
Ken has published in print and online literary journals. Awards and Grants include ALA Library Journal 2009 “Movers and Shakers” National Recognition; National Endowment for the Humanities, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World, 2010 and the Mayors’ Citizen of the Year; Oxford, PA – 2010 & 2011.
Ken volunteers with the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum in Culver City, Ca. You will also discover that Ken was nominated by his MFA cohort to be the AULA 2014 MFA Commencement Speaker.