2018 PEN America Literary Gala Tables & Tickets

The 2018 PEN America Literary Gala will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at the American Museum of Natural History. Legendary suspense writer Stephen King will receive the PEN America Literary Service Award, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc., Carolyn Reidy will be our Publisher Honoree. PEN America will also confer the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award on an imprisoned writer of conscience, as well as the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award.

Leadership Table $50,000

  • Private pre-reception with evening’s honorees and literary hosts
  • Prime table with priority seating, including preferential selection of a distinguished author to join your table as a literary host (eight guests)
  • Premium full page in the evening’s printed program
  • Logo on screen in Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
  • Recognition on PEN America’s website
  • 16 tickets to the PEN World Voices Festival* with premium seating
  • Invitation to PEN World Voices Festival, VIP parties and receptions with global writers

Benefactor Table $25,000

  • Private pre-reception with evening’s honorees and literary hosts
  • Premium table with priority seating, including preferential selection of a distinguished author to join your table as a literary host (eight guests)
  • Full page in the evening’s printed program
  • Logo on screen in Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
  • Recognition on PEN America’s website
  • 8 tickets to the PEN World Voices Festival* with premium seating

Premier Patron Table $20,000

  • Cocktail reception
  • Table with priority seating (with possible balcony seating) including selection of a distinguished author to join your table as a literary host (eight guests)
  • Prominent recognition in all Gala materials
  • Six tickets to the PEN World Voices Festival*

Patron Table $15,000

  • Cocktail reception
  • Table with possible balcony seating, including selection of a distinguished author to join your table as a Literary Host (eight guests)
  • Recognition in all Gala materials
  • 4 tickets to the PEN World Voices Festival*

Benefactor Ticket(s) $2,500

  • Cocktail reception
  • Prime seating for dinner
  • Listing in the evening’s printed program

Patron Ticket(s) $1,500

  • Cocktail reception
  • Seating for dinner
  • Listing in the evening’s printed program

If you prefer, you may download and mail your reservation. For further information, please contact the Development Office at (646) 779-4815, or email [email protected]. Your contribution, less $247 per ticket, is tax-deductible.

*The PEN World Voices Festival will be held April 16—April 22, 2018. Founded in 2005 by Salman Rushdie, this country’s largest international writers’ festival brings together 100 writers from around the world for debates, conversations, and performances to promote cross-cultural understanding and a more informed worldview.