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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  »

June 30, 14

Don DeLillo reads an excerpt from his novel Mao II at the 2011 PEN event Viva the Belarus Free Theater. Read More  »

June 27, 14

Earl Lovelace reads from his novel Is Just a Movie at the Opening Night Reading of PEN's 2013 World Voices Festival. Read More  »

March 21, 14

Soren Stockman reads three poems, "Lustral," "Afternoon in Wyoming," and "Doctor," which appeared in the PEN Poetry Series in March 2014. Read More  »

February 18, 14

On February 27th, PEN Members and special guests gathered together for a reading of award-winning prose and poetry from the 2014 PEN Prison Writing Contest. Readings from Jackson Taylor, Randall Horton, Susan Rosenberg, and others. Featuring...Read More  »

January 31, 14

Readings by Sarah Arvio, Luis Jaramillo, and Tiphanie Yanique and a musical performance by Silver Ripples with hosts Melissa Febos and Rebecca Keith. Read More  »

October 18, 13

On Monday, September 30, PEN partnered with the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression for readings in celebration of PEN's Banned Book Month.Read More  »

September 18, 13

Join PEN for readings in celebration of Banned Books Month and the poets whose work have been banned throughout history. Hear banned and censored poems by Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Marina Tsvetaeva, Frank O'Hara, Daniil Kharms, Sappho, and many...Read More  »

September 12, 13

When: Monday, September 30, 2013Where: 588 Broadway Suite 303, between Houston and Prince, NYCWhat Time: 6:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m.Read More  »