Reading Series

The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series brings noted American and international writers to Washington, DC, presenting eight to ten public fiction readings in the Elizabethan Theater of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

With the launch of the Hill Center and PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series, PEN/Faulkner has expanded and diversified its literary programming by featuring established and emerging local authors at Hill Center.

Most recently, Politics & Prose and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation are partnering to launch a Contemporary Fiction Reading Series in the District in fall 2015. The Reading Series will be hosted at Busboys and Poets locations throughout the city and will feature some of the most exciting names in American fiction.

 

 

May 2nd: A Tribute to Robert Stone
  A Tribute to Robert Stone Featuring Madison Smartt Bell, Stephen Goodwin, Lauren Groff, and Tim O’Brien Monday, May 2nd, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC …



March 21st: Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison
I Feel Your Pain: An Evening with Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison Moderated by Richard McCann Monday, March 21st, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, …



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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 …



Feb. 23rd: Celeste Ng and John Wray
  Not Waving but Drowning: An Evening with Celeste Ng and John Wray Moderated by Katy Waldman Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, …



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 …



Feb. 11th: Alexander Chee
Alexander Chee  |  The Queen of the Night In Conversation with Hache Carrillo 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Brookland The Politics & Prose and PEN/Faulkner Reading Series returns with Alexander Chee, 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Judge …



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 …



March 7th: A. Igoni Barrett
A. Igoni Barrett  |  Blackass 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets 14th & V PEN/Faulkner and Politics & Prose present A. Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass and Love Is Power, or Something Like That. He is a winner …



April 21st: Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi  |  What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma, in conversation with The New Yorker‘s Margaret Talbot The last Spring 2016 PEN/Faulkner and Politics & Prose reading will be …