The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series

The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series brings noted American and international writers to Washington, DC, presenting a number of public fiction readings each year.

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


The 2017-2018 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series

The Eudora Welty Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Presented by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the Eudora Welty Foundation
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
7:00 p.m.
At the Lincoln Theatre

The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story: Honoring Jhumpa Lahiri
Friday, December 8th, 2017
8:00 p.m.
At the Folger Theatre

The 38th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
7:00 p.m.
At the Folger Theatre