2022 PEN America Literary Gala Tickets

Photo from 2021 PEN America Literary Gala in background; on top: “PEN America Literary Gala. Monday, May 23, 2022”

The annual PEN America Literary Gala is a highlight of the New York literary and social calendars, with hundreds of guests and an exceptional group of leading writers who sit among them as Literary Hosts. Every year, it is an inspiring, exhilarating, moving event; we promise an unforgettable evening, and it never falls short. The proceeds from this dinner are crucial to PEN America’s dynamic cultural programming and critical advocacy work on behalf of free expression.

Ticket Levels

Benefactor Ticket—$2,500

  • Seating at preferred table (limited availability).
  • Cocktail reception.
  • Recognition in printed journal.

Patron Ticket—$1,500

  • Balcony-seating for dinner (limited availability).
  • Cocktail reception.

Payment Options

Credit card payments are welcome, but if possible, we recommend paying by wire transfer or check to save on the cost of credit card fees.

To pay by check:

PEN America
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012
Attn: PEN America Literary Gala

To give a gift of stock or pay by wire transfer:

Please contact the Special Events team at specialevents@pen.org or +1 646-779-4820.

To pay by credit card:

Benefactor Tickets


Patron Tickets