BELONGING: The 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
Monday, October 16th, 2017 | 6:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: The Showroom | 1099 14th Street, NW
On Monday, October 16th, 2017, PEN/Faulkner will hold its 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration at THE SHOWROOM in downtown Washington, DC. This annual event supports the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and our Writers in Schools programming, and features some of today’s finest authors reading works composed especially for the occasion.
This year acclaimed authors André Aciman, Randa Jarrar, Gish Jen, Alexander Maksik, Imbolo Mbue, Alexandra Petri, Rion Amilcar Scott, Akhil Sharma, Hannah Tinti, D. Watkins and Master of Ceremonies Calvin Trillin will take to the Showroom’s stage to present work written on the theme of BELONGING.
Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. and the reading program starts at 7:00 p.m. The program will be followed by a dinner reception with chef stations featuring food prepared by local chefs.
Please note that this is no longer a seated event, and that it is no longer black tie. Tables are no longer available for purchase.
Individual tickets to the event are $500. For more information, or to purchase tickets, email [email protected] or call the PEN/Faulkner office at 202-898-9063. Tickets are also available for purchase online.
You can also listen to readings from previous PEN/Faulkner Celebrations as episodes of the PEN/Faulkner Podcast. Episode 21 comes from 2013’s “Renewal” Gala, Episode 34 comes from 2014’s “Danger” Gala, and Episode 47 features 2015’s PEN/Faulkner Celebration on the theme of “Spark.”