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High School Students: Last Chance to Enter 2014 Essay Contest!
This summer, renowned writers around the country will write short pieces on the theme of “Danger” in preparation for the annual PEN/Faulkner Gala. Now you have the same opportunity! Two D.C. public or public charter high school students will be …
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Saturday, May 2, 2015
35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Reading
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These Three Incredible Literary Experiences Are Open for Bidding at Charity Buzz!
PEN/Faulkner is thrilled to announce that following the success of our PEN/Faulkner Awards Weekend Package, we've launched three additional literary experiences that are now open for bidding.
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March 31: On the Same Page: Voices of Incarcerated Youth – Free Minds Poetry Reading & Community Dialogue
On Monday, March 31st at 7 p.m., Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, in collaboration with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, will host its second annual community poetry reading and dialogue at Hill Center.
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Jan. 29, 2014: Molly McCloskey & Lisa Page at Hill Center
On Wednesday, Jan. 29th, at 7 p.m., Hill Center and PEN/Faulkner will present author Molly McCloskey in conversation with writer Lisa Page. This reading and conversation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.
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There’s Still Time To Make a Year-end Contribution
to PEN/Faulkner!
As 2013 comes to a close, there’s still time to help PEN/Faulkner Get Great Books To Great Kids In addition to running two of the nation’s preeminent awards for fiction, PEN/Faulkner administers Writers in Schools, an initiative that provides books and …
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Feb. 4, 2014: Whose Life Is it Anyway? The Literary Biographer’s Craft
Whose Life Is it, Anyway: The Literary Biographer's Craft. On Tuesday, Feb. 4th, Blake Bailey, Ruth Franklin, and D.T. Max will take to the Folger stage to engage in a reading and conversation with author and New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot.
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Feb. 24, 2014: Survival Instincts:
First-time Novelists on the Ties That Bind
Survival Instincts: First-time Novelists on the Ties That Bind. On Monday, Feb. 24th novelists Ayana Mathis and Justin Torres will read at the Folger Shakespeare Library and engage in conversation moderated by novelist Elliott Holt.
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Mar. 14, 2014: Phil Klay in Conversation with Jennifer Vanderbes at Hill Center
On Mar. 14, at 7 p.m., Hill Center and PEN/Faulkner will present Phil Klay, who will read from and discuss his acclaimed debut story collection, Redeployment. This event will be held at Hill Center, and is free and open to the public.
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April 10, 2014: The Heart of Things Human: An Evening with Richard Ford, in conversation with Ron Charles
The Heart of Things Human: An evening with Richard Ford, in conversation with Ron Charles. On Thursday, April 10, acclaimed author Richard Ford will read and engage in conversation with the Washington Post's Ron Charles.
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