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PEN/Faulkner is Hiring
Donor/Events Consultant The PEN/Faulkner Foundation seeks a Donor/Events Consultant for upcoming donor-related events that kick-off our new season. PEN/Faulkner will host the 29th Celebration of literature and readings with ten of today’s top contemporary writers. The success of this annual …
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BELONGING: The 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
BELONGING: The 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration Monday, October 16th, 2017  |  6:00 PM NEW LOCATION: The Showroom | 1099 14th Street, NW On Monday, October 16th, 2017, PEN/Faulkner will hold its 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration at THE SHOWROOM in downtown Washington, DC. This annual …
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Announcing our new Executive Director
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. …
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Fall Internship Opportunities
PEN/Faulkner Award Intern The PEN/Faulkner Foundation seeks an intern to assist with the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award submission process. The intern will assist in logistical coordination of the submission process, as well as conduct research into American fiction published during 2017. Additionally, the intern will …
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Now Accepting Submissions for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! This year’s judges, Alex Espinoza, Stacey D’Erasmo, and Andrea Barrett, are poised to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s …
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Summer/Fall Internship Opportunities
PEN/Faulkner Award Intern The PEN/Faulkner Foundation seeks an intern to assist with the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award submission process. The intern will assist in logistical coordination of the submission process, as well as conduct research into American fiction published during 2017. Additionally, the intern will …
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Announcing the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that Jhumpa Lahiri will receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story in an Award Ceremony & Reading held at the Folger Shakespeare Library on December 8th, 2017. Jhumpa Lahiri is the …
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DC – 2017 PEN/Faulkner Summer Supper & Book Club – DEADLINE EXTENDED
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Our DEADLINE for applications is now Friday, June 9th, 2017! Please complete the Summer Supper & Book Club Application — by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 9th, 2017!. Summer is almost here, and while the school year is coming to a close (!), our Writers in …
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Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
Congratulations to Imbolo Mbue, winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Behold the Dreamers (Penguin Random House), and congratulations again to our four finalists: Viet Dinh for After Disasters (Little A, Seattle) Louise Erdrich for LaRose (HarperCollins) Garth Greenwell for What Belongs to You (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) Sunil …
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Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists!
Judges Chris Abani, Chantel Acevedo, and Sigrid Nunez have announced their list of finalists for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 4th. Following the announcement, the 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be …
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