The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series at the Folger Shakespeare Library
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 (unless otherwise noted).
Click on the links below for more details about this year’s Reading Series, or to purchase tickets to individual PEN/Faulkner events.
The Eudora Welty Lecture: Salman Rushdie
Presented by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the Eudora Welty Foundation. This inaugural lecture will be held at the National Cathedral.
October 20th, 2016
The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story: Honoring Joy Williams
December 2nd, 2016
January 10th, 2017
Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert
February 21st, 2017
March 6th, 2017
We Wear the Masks: Manuel Gonzales and Gary Jackson
Presented by PEN/Faulkner and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
March 13th, 2017
The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
May 6th, 2017