Subscribe to the 2015-2016 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series!

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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 the Folger Shakespeare Library

How To Subscribe

We’ve already had our first reading of the year, but subscriptions are still available! To subscribe, call the Folger Shakespeare Library’s box office: 202-544-7077.

2015-2016 Reading Series Events

October 19 | 7:30 pm 
Co-Sponsored by the Washington DC JCC
Replacement Lives:
An Evening with David Bezmozgis, Boris Fishman, and Lara Vapnyar

November 6 | 7:30 pm
An Evening with Jane Smiley

November 23 | 7:30 pm 
In Partnership with the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Chapter and Verse:
An Evening with Julianna Baggott and Laura Kasischke

December 4 | 7:30 pm
The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story:
Honoring the Work of Deborah Eisenberg

February 23 | 7:30 pm
Not Waving but Drowning:
An Evening with Celeste Ng and John Wray

March 21 | 7:30 pm
I Feel Your Pain:
An Evening with Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison

May 2 | 7:30 pm
A Tribute to Robert Stone

May 14 | 7:00 PM
The 36th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner


Unless otherwise noted, individual tickets are $15, with discounts for
students and seniors, and readings take place at the Folger Shakespeare
Library, located at 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC
(one block east of the U.S. Capitol). Seating is general admission.