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 Hill Center/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.

 

 

 

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) A “perfect” …



May 2nd: A Tribute to Robert Stone
  A Tribute to Robert Stone Featuring Madison Smartt Bell, Stephen Goodwin, and Lauren Groff 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) …



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)   Given …



March 21st: Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison
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)   Mitchell …



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, …



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