Get to know more about Everything in Pen and what Peer Resources means to Elizabeth Hubbard.
It's hard for me to imagine where I would be without Peer Resources. I've been a teacher and the Assistant Director for Peer Resources for the past 15 years. Like most of the students I get to work with, Peer Resources found me at the exact right moment---I was a teacher who was disillusioned with how teaching was so often not about students and instead about tests, forms, and scheduling needs. I was about to give up. But instead, I got to work with the most amazing group of students, Peers teachers and San Franciscans who believe that young people are both the future and the present.
Being a part of Peer Resources has been a constant lesson in helping others to find their voice. Somewhere along the way, I also found mine and began writing songs about what matters to me and started recording under the name Everything in Pen. Combining the pop sensibility of Big Star and the narrative observations of Jonathan Richman, Everything in Pen’s second album, “The Bitterroot”, examines love, war criminals, sexism, and the post office through her unique lens as an obsessive reader. This summer, Everything in Pen embarked on a East Coast Library Tour, singing songs about books in public libraries.