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PEN American Center

September 30, 14

Join us for an evening of readings and conversation with preeminent writers of Myanmar on a rare visit to the United States. Read More  »

September 23, 14

Join PEN American Center and Akashic Books at Le Poisson Rouge for a literary reading from the PEN Prison Writing Program and Prison Noir . Read More  »

September 11, 14

The first cop told him to go to the checkpoint one block east of here and he did this and there were military police and troops in Humvees and a convoy of dump trucks and sanitation sweepers moving south through the parted sawhorse barriers. Read More  »

August 27, 14

PEN teams up with Guernica Magzine in support of the Guernica/PEN Flash Series and PEN Poetry Series. Featuring readings from Dwayne Betts, Eric Boyd, Phil Klay, Abeeer Hoque, Ali Power, and others to be announced. Read More  »

August 27, 14

Join PEN and new and longtime PEN members at the September edition of the HiFi Reading series. Featuring guest curator Julia Fierro (Cutting Teeth), with emerging writers Myung Joh, Matt Matros, and Orli Van Mourik. Read More  »

August 25, 14

Edwidge Danticat reads from Claire of the Sea at the Franklin Park Reading Series, co-hosted by PEN American on June 4, 2013. Read More  »

August 11, 14

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

August 11, 14

Does your web browsing history inhibit what you search and where? Are you afraid to send emails of a sensitive nature or in support of a cause you believe in? Do you fear the U.S. Government’s ability to dig into your correspondence? Join us in...Read More  »

August 1, 14

E.L. Doctorow reads from his novel City of God at the 2011 PEN event "Viva" at the Belarus Free Theatre. Read More  »

July 7, 14

"One Letter is Enough," "Longing to Escape," "A Small Rat in Prison," and "Daybreak" are new poems from Liu Xiaobo, who received the 2009 PEN/ Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. They appear in PEN America 11: Make Believe. Translated by...Read More  »

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