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. 

February 21st: Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert
February 21st: Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert
Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert Tuesday, February 21st, 2017  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) The latest novels of Nathaniel Rich (Odds Against Tomorrow) and Kate Walbert … Read More
PEN/Faulkner is looking for a new Executive Director
PEN/Faulkner is looking for a new Executive Director
  The PEN/Faulkner Foundation seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Executive Director starting in the summer of 2017. PEN/Faulkner is a national literary organization with deep roots in Washington, DC. We work to honor excellent American fiction, connect … Read More
January 10th: Urgently Human: Roxane Gay and Morgan Parker in Conversation
January 10th: Urgently Human: Roxane Gay and Morgan Parker in Conversation
Urgently Human: Morgan Parker and Roxane Gay in Conversation Tuesday, January 10th, 2017  |  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 St., NE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Morgan … Read More
Subscribe to the 2016-2017 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series!
Subscribe to the 2016-2017 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series!
Join us this year at the Folger Shakespeare Library and partake in one of Washington’s most unique and provoking literary series Hear a diverse set of acclaimed authors read Guarantee your seat Save 20% off single ticket prices, including the PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & … Read More