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Episode 27: Ayana Mathis & Justin Torres in conversation with Elliott Holt
Episode 27 features our Feb. 24th, 2014 reading “Survival Instincts: First-time Novelists on the Ties That Bind” featuring first-time novelists Ayana Mathis and Justin Torres. They were joined onstage at the Folger Shakespeare Library by fellow first-time novelist Elliott Holt, …
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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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NEW DATE: April 16, 2014
Amy Tan & Deborah Tannen in Conversation
PLEASE NOTE: Our reading series event Two Lives in Language: Amy Tan & Deborah Tannen in Conversation has been rescheduled for Wed., April 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation.
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April 25, 2014: Rebecca Mead in Conversation with Hanna Rosin & Margaret Talbot at Hill Center
On April 25, at 7 p.m., Hill Center and PEN/Faulkner will present author Rebecca Mead in conversation with journalist and author Hanna Rosin. Mead will read from her acclaimed work of narrative nonfiction My Life in Middlemarch.
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