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PEN/Faulkner Presents: Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich May 10th, 2016  |  7:30 PM Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Tickets $15 online or at 202-544-7077 “Book by book, over the past three decades, Louise Erdrich has built one of the most moving and …
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Feb. 21st: Hanya Yanagihara
Hanya Yanagihara  |  A Little Life In Conversation with Mic’s Madhulikka Sikka 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma PEN/Faulkner and Politics & Prose present Hanya Yanagihara, Man Booker- and National Book Award-shortlisted author of A Little …
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PEN/Faulkner Presents: Edna O’Brien
  Edna O’Brien April 3rd, 2016  |  6:00 PM Sixth & I Historic Synagogue 600 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 (map) Tickets $20 online or at 877-987-6487 Edna O’Brien has been hailed as the doyenne of Irish literature. Her first …
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We’re Looking for a Teen Parent Book Club Discussion Leader!
Teen Parent Book Club Discussion Leader The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is currently seeking discussion leaders for their Teen Parent Book Club program. Discussion leaders will lead group discussions of contemporary novels, short stories, memoirs, and poetry with groups of participating teen …
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PEN/Faulkner Presents: Howard Jacobson
PEN/Faulkner Presents Howard Jacobson In Conjunction with the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Wonder of Will and with Hogarth Shakespeare Monday, March 14th, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street …
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PEN/Faulkner Celebrates #GivingTuesday
  This year, on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, PEN/Faulkner is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global giving day designed to bring communities together. Last year, over 30,000 organizations in 68 countries participated in #GivingTuesday. We were proud to be one of …
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Submissions for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Are Closed
Submissions for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award have now closed. This year’s judges, Abby Frucht, Molly McCloskey, and Sergio Troncoso, are busy reading the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories in order to choose next year’s winner and finalists. The award was founded by members of …
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Richard Ford to Receive Fitzgerald Award
Richard Ford to Receive Fitzgerald Award at 19th Annual Fitzgerald Festival on October 10th, 2015    Award-winning author Richard Ford will receive the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature at the 19th Annual Fitzgerald Festival at the …
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January 21st: Kseniya Melnik at Hill Center
  Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Present: Kseniya Melnik in Conversation with Lisa Page Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 7 p.m. Free (reserve tickets here) Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003 The next event of …
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November 17th: Jeff Richards at Hill Center
  Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Present: Jeff Richards in conversation with Scott Berg Tuesday, November 17th at 7 p.m. Free  Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003 Reserve Your Seat The second 2015-2016 event of the Hill Center …
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