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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  »

July 8, 13

Allyson Paty visited the PEN America offices last week and recorded her poem "Millenial." Read the poem in its entirety here. Read More  »

June 28, 13

On Monday, June 10, PEN partnered with the Franklin Park Reading Series for an evening of readings and conversation with PEN Members old and new: Edwidge Danticat, Matt Bell, Amy Brill, and Matthew Aaron Goodman Read More  »

June 17, 13

Katherine Waterston reads from Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre at An Evening with Lapham's Quarterly, part of the 2013 PEN World Voices Festival Read More  »