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. 

Sept. 2nd: John Darnielle
Sept. 2nd: John Darnielle
John Darnielle September 2nd, 2015 at 6:30 PM Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Brookland In his first novel, Darnielle tells an intricate and powerful story about identity, roles, and a game that can have disastrous implications if taken … Read More
Subscribe to the 2015-2016 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series!
Subscribe to the 2015-2016 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series!
Subscribe & Save! Be part of the scene at Washington’s most popular and prestigious literary series. Hear great authors read Guarantee your seat Save 15% off single ticket prices, including the PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner Enjoy book-signing receptions at … Read More
Spark: The 27th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Celebration
Spark: The 27th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Celebration
  Spark: The 27th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Celebration Monday, October 5th, 2015  |  6:30 PM On Monday, Oct. 5th, 2015, PEN/Faulkner will hold its 27th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Celebration at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. … Read More
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