Literary London

As a PEN/Faulkner supporter, you are hereby invited to join us on an exclusive, insider adventure into London’s literary culture, from its present-day great authors to its deep artistic history.


JOIN US APRIL 21-26, 2020 FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE ITINERARY

Experience spectacular dinners and luxurious conversations with guest authors at Mon Plaisir and at St. Luke’s Table at The Library
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Sip martinis (shaken, not stirred) at DUKES Bar
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Shop for antiquarian and second-hand books along London’s renowned Charing Cross Road, then enjoy a visit to Foyle’s, the world’s largest bookstore
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Celebrate William Shakespeares birthday with a show at The Royal Court
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Enjoy a private “Treasures Tour” of the world’s most beautiful and significant books, like the Magna Carta and the Gutenberg Bible, at the British Library
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Visit literary locales made famous by Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats, J.M. Barrie, and T.S. Eliot on a guided tour of the Bloomsbury Garden Squares
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Join your traveling companions on visits to the legendary Charles Dickens Museum and the John Keats House
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Commune with Dickens, Darwin, Behn, Auden, Austen, Byron, Longfellow, and many others by visiting their graves and memorials at Westminster Abbey


GUEST AUTHORS

As part of our Literary adventure, we’ll be meeting for private gatherings with authors Deborah Moggach (The Carer, Tulip Fever, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Nick Harkaway (Angelmaker, Tigerman, Gnomon), and Sebastian Faulks (Paris Echo, Charlotte Gray, The Girl at the Lion d’Or). In advance of the trip, we will send you one copy of each author’s latest book so that you can read up and (when we’re in London) collect signatures. We’ll also share a reading list for the historic literary figures we’ll be learning about.


OUR LITERARY RETREAT

Frequented by international celebrities, the Covent Garden Hotel offers an elegant daily breakfast and access to Tiffany’s Library, a private lounge in which we can gather nightly to sip cocktails and digest the day’s adventures.

Covent Garden Hotel

PACKAGE COST

Your place on our Literary London trip is available for $4,495 per person or $6,995 for couples sharing rooms. The cost includes four nights at the Covent Garden Hotel, including breakfast; two author dinners; three author books; all tickets and entry fees; and a $1,000/person tax-deductible donation to the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. Flight to London and alcohol not included.


LIMITED AVAILABILITY—BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

Literary London is only open to 20 travelers. (UPDATE: only 15 spots remain!) To reserve your place now, contact Shahenda Helmy at shahenda@penfaulkner.org or (202) 898-9063. Do not miss your chance!