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. 

Oct. 19th: David Bezmozgis, Boris Fishman, and Lara Vapnyar
Oct. 19th: David Bezmozgis, Boris Fishman, and Lara Vapnyar
Replacement Lives: An Evening with David Bezmozgis, Boris Fishman, and Lara Vapnyar Monday, October 19th, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map)   David Bezmozgis, … Read More
March 21st: Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison
March 21st: Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison
11 I Feel Your Pain: An Evening with Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison Monday, March 21st, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map)   … Read More
Dec. 4th: The PEN/Malamud Award Honoring Deborah Eisenberg
Dec. 4th: The PEN/Malamud Award Honoring Deborah Eisenberg
The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story: Honoring Deborah Eisenberg Friday, December 4th, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $25 Folger Shakespeare Library – Old Reading Room 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Deborah Eisenberg … Read More
Nov. 6th: Jane Smiley
Nov. 6th: Jane Smiley
Heartlands: An Evening with Jane Smiley Friday, November 6th, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Lutheran Church of the Reformation (across the street from the Folger Shakespeare Library) 212 East Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20003 (map)   Jane Smiley is one … Read More