Promoting a Love of Literature

PEN/Faulkner is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education, and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement. We annually administer the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. 

Nov. 11th, 2014: Maureen Corrigan & Jackson Bryer at Hill Center
Nov. 11th, 2014: Maureen Corrigan & Jackson Bryer at Hill Center
  Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Present: Maureen Corrigan in conversation with Jackson Bryer Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 7 p.m. Free (Please register for your free tickets here) The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features writer … Read More
PEN/Faulkner Co-sponsors Gary Shteyngart at the Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
PEN/Faulkner Co-sponsors Gary Shteyngart at the Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
Gary Shteyngart in conversation with Alan Cheuse Little Failure: A Memoir   Wednesday, October 29th, 2014  |  7:30 PM $25, Discounted $20, VIP $50 (Priority Seating)  (buy) Washington, DC Jewish Community Center 529 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036 (map) From … Read More
Episode 33 – Readings from our Summer Supper & Book Club
Episode 33 – Readings from our Summer Supper & Book Club
  Episode 33 features readings from PEN/Faulkner’s Summer Supper and Book Club, which met weekly for seven weeks at the Hill Center in the summer of 2014. We discussed books, poems, and stories by authors Susan Richards Shreve (Plum and Jaggers), Danielle Evans (Before You … Read More
Nov. 24th: Okey Ndibe, Chinelo Okparanta, and Taiye Selasi
Nov. 24th: Okey Ndibe, Chinelo Okparanta, and Taiye Selasi
In This Way Comes Morning: New Writing of the West African Diaspora November 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM | $15 (buy) Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map)   The past few years have been … Read More