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INDIGENOUS

INDIGENOUS

DATE | Wed, November 17, 2021, 7:00 PM
LOCATION | Online Event

We engaged with Louise Erdrich, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and Tommy Orange, who are among the most highly acclaimed Native writers of our time. Moderated by Margaret Verble, this discussion explored how their storytelling has been informed by their experiences as Indigenous people.

A recording and transcript is now available.

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MONEY

MONEY

DATE | Wed, October 27, 2021, 7:00 PM
LOCATION | Online Event

Money affects every aspect of human behavior. Authors Kevin Kwan, Cherie Jones, and Mateo Askaripour, with moderator Rumaan Alam, will explore the depiction of money and global financial systems in their work and in contemporary literature.

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SHADOW AND BONE

SHADOW AND BONE

DATE | Wed, September 22, 2021, 7:00 PM
LOCATION | Online Event

This fourth installment of Literature on Screen featured Leigh Bardugo, author of the best-selling book turned hit Netflix series, “Shadow and Bone.” Leigh was in conversation with Petra Mayer (NPR) to discuss the translation of her books to the hit Netflix series!

A recording and transcript of this event is now available!

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2021 PEN/Faulkner Award Celebration

The 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award Celebration was held on May 10, 2021, and honored this year's distinguished books and authors. This exquisite literary evening featured original readings by our PEN/Faulkner Award winner and four finalists; commendations by our three...

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Enjoy the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award Celebration with Us!

Though the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award Celebration is virtual this year, we are still incredibly excited to honor the year's best in fiction with you. Join our team in setting the mood by streaming our event playlist, mixing a custom drink, and putting your literary...

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Voices from PEN/Faulkner Interns: Jennifer Cheng

We're delighted to present this essay by Jennifer Cheng, our incredible Literary Outreach/Education Programs intern who joined us this past winter/spring, about an experience at an author visit that impacted her. Bringing Worlds to Life: Fostering Empathy and...

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CRISIS

CRISIS

DATE | April 19, 2021
LOCATION | Online Event

Crisis featured three novelists whose work is informed by the possibility of impending crisis.

T.C. Boyle (World’s End, The Terranauts), Jenny Offill (Weather, Dept. of Speculation), and Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Lagoon) were in conversation with moderator Sean Murphy (Founder & Executive Director, 1455).

The recording and transcript for this event is now available.

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REFUGE

REFUGE

DATE | March 11, 2021 at 7pm ET
LOCATION | Online Event

Refuge featured authors who have explored topics of immigration, identity, and home in their work, at a time when these issues are especially urgent.

This insightful and challenging discussion of refuge and home featured authors Aleksandar Hemon (Nowhere Man, The Lazarus Project), Abdi Nor Iftin (Call Me American), Souvankham Thammavongsa (How to Pronounce Knife), and moderator Matthew Davis (Founding Director, Alan Cheuse International Writers Center). 

Catch the recording and transcript of this event now!

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INTERSECTIONS

INTERSECTIONS

DATE | February 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION | Online Event

Intersections featured authors who have engaged with intersectional identities in their work. We were joined by novelists Tope Folarin, Min Jin Lee, and Douglas Stuart, as well as moderator and book critic Bethanne Patrick, for a complicated and challenging discussion of intersectionality in literature.

NOW AVAILABLE: The event recording and transcript.

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LeVar Burton Is Our Inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion

We are excited to announce that LeVar Burton, award-winning actor and longtime host of Reading Rainbow, has been named the inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion. Launched in conjunction with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s 40th Anniversary, this annual...

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