PEN Out Loud
PEN Out Loud focuses on amplifying diverse voices and convening vital conversations with authors, poets, journalists, artists, and activists.
This fall, these conversations will explore an imagined Nigeria, political intrigue, the perils of the internet age, and the bonds of friendship to illuminate the breadth of our collective imagination and highlight the role of the written word in our hearts and in our minds. Through its ability to cross borders, encourage creative collaboration, break down language barriers, and reflect on who and where we are, each event this season reminds us of the shared humanity that literature offers all readers.
$20 General Admission*
* Admission with books, signed books, and bookplates available at additional cost.
Note: Wole Soyinka’s PEN Out Loud event is free.
Presented in collaboration with Strand Book Store and Scripps Presents.
ASL interpretive services are provided by ProBono ASL.
Virtual programs are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
The New York Public Library is an additional partner of PEN Out Loud’s Fall 2021 season.
Form, Fact, and Fiction: A PEN Out Loud Reading List
Curated by PEN America’s Literary Programs Department, this reading list highlights books and complementary titles from our signature PEN Out Loud event series. More
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