The PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala

On Monday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m., the PEN/Faulkner Foundation will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its annual gala, celebrating and supporting the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools program. Eleven authors will join Master of Ceremonies Calvin Trillin at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre to explore the theme of Renewal through original compositions written for the occasion. Tickets for this black-tie event are $500 and all proceeds support the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and our growing Writers in Schools programming in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. 



The 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration
to benefit the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Writers In Schools

featuring readings by

Christopher Castellani    Matt Gallagher & Roy Scranton    Yiyun Li
Anthony Marra    George Pelecanos    Mona Simpson    Christopher Tilghman
Meg Wolitzer    Tiphanie Yanique    Mary Kay Zuravleff
Calvin Trillin, Master of Ceremonies


6:30 p.m. Reception  |   7:30 p.m. Readings  |  8:30 p.m. Seated Dinner


Monday, October 7, 2013
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C.


For Tickets & Information, Please call Lisa Jourdan at Campbell Peachey & Associates at 202-636-8740 



Senator Thad Cochran     Mary Haft     Senator Patrick Leahy     Susan Richards Shreve

Meena and Liaquat Ahamed
James Alefantis
Michael F. Bennet
Katherine and David Bradley
Linda Burgess and William R. Dunlap
Gahl Burt and Martin Indyk
Jane Rosenthal Cafritz
Connie Carter
Darryl Carter
Leslie and Andrew Cockburn
Lisa and Wm. Randall Cone
April McClain Delaney
and Representative John Delaney
Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez
Ginny Grenham and Paul Zevnick
Elisabeth Griffith
Robert Haft
Barbara Harrison
Meg and John Hauge
Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
Judy and Peter Kovler
Marcelle Leahy
Kate and Jim Lehrer
Aimee and Robert Lehrman
Mirella and Dani Levinas
Carol Ludwig
Kathleen and Chris Matthews
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
Maureen Orth
Alison and William C. Paley
Gail Kern Paster
Sylvia Ripley and Christopher Addison
Lois Romano
and The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes
Hattie Ruttenberg and Jonathan Molot
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Timothy Seldes
Bobbi and Dean Smith
Elizabeth and George Stevens. Jr.
Mariella and Michael Trager
Septime Webre