PEN Out Loud
PEN Out Loud focuses on amplifying diverse voices and convening vital conversations with authors, poets, journalists, artists, and activists.
This winter, these conversations shift our focus inward, providing a necessary pause to examine who we once were, who we are now, and who we’d like to become. Following a fraught year in which we were challenged to reckon with our past, confront our present, and reimagine our future, we turn to literature to engage our minds and reconnect with ourselves—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Each event this season explores the core of our humanity, generously interrogating our understanding of—and capacity to experience—passion and desire, grief and resilience, nourishment and love, reflection and hope.
$20 General Admission*
* Admission with books, signed books, and bookplates available at additional cost.
Flash sale extended through February 3! Use the code WINTERPOL for 50 percent off General Admission tickets.*
* The flash sale does not apply for Isabel Allende’s PEN Out Loud event.
Presented in collaboration with Strand Book Store and Scripps Presents.
ASL interpretive services are provided by ProBono ASL.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Form, Fact, and Fiction: A PEN Out Loud Reading List
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The Witches Are Coming: A PEN Out Loud Reading List
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PEN Out Loud with Jason Reynolds and Greg Pardlo: A Reading List
This February, join best-selling and multi-award winning author Jason Reynolds and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Greg Pardlo in conversation for the launch of the 2018 season of PEN Out Loud,… More