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  • What Can’t Be Sung: Xiaolu Guo and Nellie McKay in Conversation with Sasha Frere-Jones

    Do novelists, poets, and musicians explore culture in different ways? Do the processes of writing music and writing literature speak to each other?

  • Ferguson: No Place for Repression in American Heartland

    Reports today of police harassment, tear-gassing, and arrests of journalists covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri should be cause for alarm among writers—and citizens—everywhere. Two...

  • Alexander

    BY Alex Walton
    All die, I’ll die / of breathing if I don’t die of holding someone / else’s breath, the downy vultures know; sunbathing // poor in Alexandrian authority offering / to do anything, give anything...

  • I Am China

    BY Xiaolu Guo
    Dear Queen, maybe this is not your business but I have had a very troubled bowel since I was a child, which is exactly what Fidel Castro has suffered from all his life. Bad intestine, knotted...

  • Five Poems from Prison

    In 2012, Alireza Roshan was incarcerated at Evin prison in Iran—known for housing political prisoners and dissidents—on charges of “incitement and collusion with intent to disrupt national...

Monday
September 29
6:30 pm
PEN will announce the winners of the 2014 Awards on Wednesday, July 30 all o
Tuesday
September 09
7:30 pm
Do novelists, poets, and musicians explore culture in different ways? Do the processes of writing music and writing literature speak to each other?
Tuesday
August 19
12:15 pm
When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sunday
June 22
5:00 pm

participants

Join PEN American Center and Haiti Cultural Exchange for an evening with PEN Haiti and poetry during this summer's Selabrasyon festival celebrating Haitian art and culture.
Tuesday
June 17
7:00 pm
Please join PEN in celebrating our distinguished judges for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards with drinks, treats, short readings, and general mingling with many of the authors who have been longlisted this year's awards.
Tuesday
June 10
8:00 pm
Join PEN staff and new and longtime PEN Members for the June edition of The Big Umbrella Nonfiction Reading Series, featuring readings from three acclaimed writers: Jessica Gross, Phillip Lopate, and Jen Percy.

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