The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that Darlene Taylor is our new Executive Director.
Taylor brings experience in connecting people and organizations in initiatives they value from her previous service in the corporate sector, nonprofits, and as a senior Congressional aide. With an MFA in Creative Writing, former leadership in literary organizations, and hometown pride, she brings a passion for literature and the communities the foundation serves through its reading series, awards, and Writers in Schools programming.
“I believe literature has the power to bring people together so the PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s charge to bring books to life inspires me,” Taylor said. “I look forward to being a partner in making literature accessible in classrooms and communities across the city, in bringing together diverse writers and audiences in conversations, and celebrating literature.”