Literary Events Pre-2018

Get Your Tickets to Unincarcerated!

Don't miss our next Literary Conversation on Thursday, November 21 at 7pm! Featuring authors Reginald Dwayne Betts, Dr. DaMaris B. Hill, Luis Rodriguez, and Tony Lewis Jr., and presented in partnership with Impact/Justice and MahoganyBooks! Tickets on sale now:...

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Don’t Miss Our First Literary Conversation of the Season!

PEN/Faulkner's first Literary Conversation will focus on the role of graphic novels and comics in today's world of visual media. Tickets on sale now! What happens when the visual arts meet the literary arts? For years, comic books and cartoons have dominated the realm...

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4/30 | Literature On Screen: The Hate U Give

Don't miss our final Literary Conversation of the season on Tuesday, April 30th at AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center! Get your tickets now! Join us in welcoming author Angie Thomas and actor Russell Hornsby to DC as they discuss the translation of the bestselling...

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Tickets to Beyond La Frontera On Sale Now!

Don't miss out on this especially timely conversation featuring award-winning Mexican American writers Jennifer Clement and Luis Alberto Urrea. On January 14th, we will hear from these prolific writers as they discuss relevant issues such as immigrant narratives, the...

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Get tickets now for Finding Home!

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation & GWU’s Institute for Middle East Studies invite you to delve into the intricacies of Arab American identity through the individual experiences of some of today’s most celebrated literary voices. Join notable Buzzfeed reporter Hannah...

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Call Me By Your Name: An Evening with André Aciman

Join us for this exciting evening with André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name, as he discusses his critically acclaimed novel, particularly in the context of the Oscar-winning movie adaptation! André will be joined by Spencer Kornhaber, culture critic at The...

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March 28th: World War One and America

World War One and America Featuring: Elliot Ackerman, Maurice Decaul, Nicole Rizzuto, and Kayla Williams Tuesday, March 28th, 2017  |  7:00 - 9:00 PM RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE Hill Center @ the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington, DC...

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February 21st: Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert

Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert Tuesday, February 21st, 2017  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) The latest novels of Nathaniel Rich (Odds Against Tomorrow) and Kate...

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April 27th – Free Minds Book Club

We Can Be the Change: Voices of Incarcerated Youth Free Minds Poetry Reading & Community Dialogue Wednesday, April 27th at 7 p.m.  Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20003 [Map] Reserve Your Free Tickets Here Read about Writers in Schools and Free...

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Cocktails with Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison

  Join PEN/Faulkner to welcome Mitchell Jackson and Leslie Jamison to D.C. with cocktails, conversation, and Union Kitchen catering at Compass Coffee! Doors open at 6:30 PM on Sunday, March 20th. Tickets are $75 here or at 202-898-9063. Student tickets are here....

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The First Annual Eudora Welty Lecture in Washington, D.C.

  Salman Rushdie to Give the Inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture in Washington, D.C. A new endowed lecture to be presented by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the Eudora Welty Foundation Tickets $24   The PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the Eudora Welty Foundation announce...

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PEN/Faulkner and the Folger Theatre Present: Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich May 10th, 2016  |  7:30 PM In Collaboration with the Library of Congress Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Tickets $15 online or at 202-544-7077 "Book by book, over the past three decades, Louise Erdrich...

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April 21st: Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi  |  What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma, in conversation with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot The last Spring 2016 PEN/Faulkner and Politics & Prose reading will be Helen Oyeyemi,  who is the...

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March 7th: A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett  |  Blackass 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets 14th & V PEN/Faulkner and Politics & Prose present A. Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass and Love Is Power, or Something Like That. He is a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service...

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Feb. 21st: Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara  |  A Little Life In Conversation with Mic's Madhulikka Sikka 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma PEN/Faulkner and Politics & Prose present Hanya Yanagihara, Man Booker- and National Book Award-shortlisted author of A Little...

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Feb. 11th: Alexander Chee

Alexander Chee  |  The Queen of the Night In Conversation with Hache Carrillo 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Brookland The Politics & Prose and PEN/Faulkner Reading Series returns with Alexander Chee, 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Judge and author...

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PEN/Faulkner Presents: Edna O’Brien

  Edna O'Brien April 3rd, 2016  |  6:00 PM Sixth & I Historic Synagogue 600 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 (map) Tickets $20 online or at 877-987-6487 Edna O’Brien has been hailed as the doyenne of Irish literature. Her first novel in a decade, The Little...

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Feb. 23rd: Celeste Ng and John Wray

  Not Waving but Drowning: An Evening with Celeste Ng and John Wray Moderated by Katy Waldman Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC...

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January 21st: Kseniya Melnik at Hill Center

  Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Present: Kseniya Melnik in Conversation with Lisa Page Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 7 p.m. Free (reserve tickets here) Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003 The next event of the...

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November 17th: Jeff Richards at Hill Center

  Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Present: Jeff Richards in conversation with Scott Berg Tuesday, November 17th at 7 p.m. Free  Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003 Reserve Your Seat The second 2015-2016 event of the...

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Sept. 2nd: John Darnielle

John Darnielle September 2nd, 2015 at 6:30 PM Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Brookland In his first novel, Darnielle tells an intricate and powerful story about identity, roles, and a game that can have disastrous implications if taken too far. Now in...

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March 21st: Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison

I Feel Your Pain: An Evening with Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison Moderated by Richard McCann Monday, March 21st, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC...

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Nov. 6th: Jane Smiley

Heartlands: An Evening with Jane Smiley Moderated by Linda Holmes Friday, November 6th, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003   Jane Smiley is one of America’s foremost...

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May 2nd: A Tribute to Robert Stone

  A Tribute to Robert Stone Featuring Madison Smartt Bell, Stephen Goodwin, Lauren Groff, and Tim O'Brien Monday, May 2nd, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC...

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Nov. 23: Julianna Baggott and Laura Kasischke

The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series Present  Chapter and Verse: An Evening with Julianna Baggott and Laura Kasischke Monday, November 23rd, 2015  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan...

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Writers in Schools Panel at the Scottish Rite Center

On June 2nd, the Scottish Rite Masons, in collaboration with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, proudly present Rachel Broudy, Richard McCann, Frazier O’Leary, George Pelecanos, and Morowa Yejidé with moderator Susan Eisenhower for an evening devoted to discussing PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program.

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Mar. 9th: Brando Skyhorse in Conversation with Lisa Page

The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park and Take This Man, in conversation with Lisa Page, Acting Director of Creative Writing, The George Washington University.

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Feb. 25th: Voices Beyond Bondage at Hill Center

The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, editors of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century, in conversation with Lisa Page, Acting Director of Creative Writing, The George Washington University.

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Timothy Denevi & Judith Warner at Hill Center

The PEN/Faulkner & Hill Center Literary Reading Series returns with an event featuring authors Timothy Denevi & Judith Warner, who will read from their work and discuss ongoing research, trends, and attitudes related to the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Ann Beattie & Emerging VQR Writers

A Storied Future: Ann Beattie in conversation with emerging writers from the Virginia Quarterly Review, Tope Folarin, Onyinhe Ihezukwu, Greg Jackson, and Brendan McKennedy

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The Jewish Literary Festival Presents E.L. Doctorow

The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival presents E.L. Doctorow Sunday, Oct. 6, 20137:00 - 8:30 PMMontgomery College Cultural Arts Center7995 Georgia AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20910 [Map] E.L. Doctorow     Andrew's Brain: A Novel | Opening...

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Danielle Evans visits the Summer Supper & Book Club

Last Tuesday over pizza and safe from the heavy humidity, we had a chance to meet Danielle Evans, author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. We discussed “King of a Vast Empire,” a story, which revolves around...

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Ann Patchett at Washington National Cathedral

May 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral Join Ann Patchett, recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME magazine, as she reads from her most recent novel State of Wonder. Patchett is the author of six novels, including...

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