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. 

October 20th: The Inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture: Salman Rushdie
October 20th: The Inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture: Salman Rushdie
One Writer’s Beginnings: The Inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture with Salman Rushdie Introduction by: Natasha Trethewey Co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library Thursday, October 20th, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $24 Washington National Cathedral … Read More
Fall Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Fall Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
  INTERN: PEN/Faulkner Award Fall Intern The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. This internship position will assist with the coordination of the … 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
RISK: The 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
RISK: The 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
  RISK: The 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration Monday, September 26th, 2016  |  6:30 PM On Monday, Sept. 26th, 2016, PEN/Faulkner will hold its 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. This annual event supports the PEN/Faulkner Award for … Read More