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.

Subscribe now and save! Subscribers to the reading series save 15% on individual ticket prices and ensure that they’ll have a seat at each of the year’s events.

Click on the links below for more details about this year’s Reading Series, or to purchase tickets to individual PEN/Faulkner events.

 

 

Nov. 23: Julianna Baggott and Laura Kasischke
The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series Present  Chapter and Verse: An Evening with Julianna Baggott and Laura Kasischke Monday, November 23rd, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol …



Feb. 23rd: Celeste Ng and John Wray
  Not Waving but Drowning: An Evening with Celeste Ng and John Wray Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Ng and …



May 2nd: A Tribute to Robert Stone
  A Tribute to Robert Stone 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 20003 (map)   PEN/Faulkner celebrates the life and work of the …



Nov. 6th: Jane Smiley
Heartlands: An Evening with Jane Smiley Friday, November 6th, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Lutheran Church of the Reformation (across the street from the Folger Shakespeare Library) 212 East Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20003 (map)   Jane Smiley is one …



Dec. 4th: The PEN/Malamud Award Honoring Deborah Eisenberg
The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story: Honoring Deborah Eisenberg Friday, December 4th, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $25 Folger Shakespeare Library – Old Reading Room 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Deborah Eisenberg …



March 21st: Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison
11 I Feel Your Pain: An Evening with Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison Monday, March 21st, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map)   …



Oct. 19th: David Bezmozgis, Boris Fishman, and Lara Vapnyar
Replacement Lives: An Evening with David Bezmozgis, Boris Fishman, and Lara Vapnyar Monday, October 19th, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (map)   David Bezmozgis, …