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PEN Out Loud featured speakers and interlocutors. First row (left to right): Concepción de León, Isabel Allende, Rebecca Makkai, Brandon Hobson and Jia Tolentino. Second row (left to right): Kazuo Ishiguro, Garth Greenwell, R.O. Kwon, Melissa Febos, and Brandon Taylor

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This winter, our PEN Out Loud conversations shift our focus inward, examining who we once were, who we are now, and who we’d like to become. More

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