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
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- Save 20% off single ticket prices, including the PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner
- Enjoy book-signing receptions at the Folger Shakespeare Library
How To Subscribe
To subscribe, call the Folger Shakespeare Library’s box office: 202-544-7077. You can also subscribe online. Simply visit http://www.folger.edu/subscribe-penfaulkner.
2016-2017 Reading Series Events
October 20th, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. ($24.00)
The Eudora Welty Lecture: Salman Rushdie
Presented by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the Eudora Welty Foundation. This inaugural lecture will be held at the National Cathedral.
December 2nd, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. ($25.00)
The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story: Honoring Joy Williams
What Culture We Consume: Hilton Als and Roxane Gay in Conversation
February 21st, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert
Class in the Black Community: Angela Flournoy, Marcus Guillory, and Margo Jefferson
March 13th, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
We Wear the Masks: Manuel Gonzales and Gary Jackson
Presented by PEN/Faulkner and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
The Displaced: An Evening with Laila Lalami, Shobha Rao and Luis Urrea
May 6th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. ($100)
The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
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.