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2020 PEN America Literary Gala

2019 PEN Literary Gala, May 21, 2019, American Museum Of Natural History © Beowulf Sheehan And Taylor Bissey/PEN America

2019 PEN Literary Gala. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan and Taylor Bissey/PEN America

**NEW DATE: September 15, 2020**

The PEN America Literary Gala is an extraordinary annual event that celebrates freedom of expression worldwide and the power of books and writing to shape democratic and humane values. It is a highlight of the New York literary and social calendars, with more than 100 distinguished writers and more than 800 guests gathered for a lively celebration. The evening is in turn moving and exhilarating, championing PEN America’s human rights and free expression programming.

For more information on the event and how to purchase sponsorships, tickets, or journal ads, click here.