2014-15 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series

The 2014/2015 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series: 

The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series annually brings today’s best writers to Washington DC. This year, we’ll welcome Ann Beattie, Taiye Selasi, Okey Ndibe, Chinelo Okparanta, Edward P. Jones, Lorrie Moore, Tobias Wolff, Marilynne Robinson, James Carroll, Claire Vaye Watkins, Ruth Ozeki, T.C. Boyle, Elizabeth Strout, and Allan Gurganus to town.

Student, military, and senior discounts apply by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. You can also save by subscribing to the series here.

2014-2015 Reading Series Events:


October 17, 2014 | 7:30 PM | $15
Ann Beattie moderates a conversation with emerging writers from the Virginia Quarterly Review, including Tope Folarin, Onyinhe Ihezukwu, Greg Jackson, and Brendan McKennedy
A Storied Future

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November 24, 2014 | 7:30 PM | $15
Okey Ndibe, Chinelo Okparanta, and Taiye Selasi
In This Way Comes Morning: New Writing of the West African Diaspora

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December 5, 2014 | 7:30 PM | $25
Edward P. Jones, Lorrie Moore, and Tobias Wolff
The Legacy of Bernard Malamud: Celebrating Excellence in the Short Story with Former PEN/Malamud Award Winners

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January 12, 2015 | 7:30 PM | $15
Marilynne Robinson & James Carroll
In the Beginning Was the Word

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February 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM | $15
Claire Vaye Watkins & Ruth Ozeki
The Imaginary Real: Weaving Fact into Fiction

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March 27, 2015 | 7:30 PM | $15
T.C. Boyle
All Things Animate, Beating in Unison: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

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April 7, 2015 | 7:30 PM | $15
Elizabeth Strout & Allan Gurganus
Where We Are From: Place and Personhood in Fiction

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May 2, 2015 | 7:00 PM | $100
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35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Featuring the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner, Finalists, and Judges
Award Ceremony & Reading followed by a buffet dinner
in the Old Reading Room of the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Individual tickets are $15 (with the exception of the PEN/Malamud former Award Winners evening, and the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction event) and may be purchased online through the Box Office of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Discounts for students, educators, seniors, and military personnel apply and can be obtained by calling the Box Office at (202) 544-7077. Unless otherwise noted, all readings take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library, located at 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC (one block east of the U.S. Capitol). Seating is general admission. 







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