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The PEN/Faulkner Award winner and finalists and the PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion are honored during an exquisite literary evening that features presentations by our PEN/Faulkner Award judges, original essays by the year’s five PEN/Faulkner Award finalists, and a star-studded list of notable guests.
Run by emeritus board member Willee Lewis, Founding Friends is a series of exclusive lunch-time gatherings that feature prominent writers. In the past, we have hosted writers as wide-ranging as Jean Case, Thomas L. Friedman, Marie Arana, Thomas Mallon, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Jane Stanton Hitchcock, Molly McCloskey, and Eric Weiner.
Donors who contribute $500 or more are invited to attend our Founding Friends events. If you would like to become a Founding Friend member, you can join online or contact PEN/Faulkner at (202) 898-9063.
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