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Coming of Age with Joyce Carol Oates

PEN America is proud to be a co-sponsor of “Coming of Age with Joyce Carol Oates” and excited to offer the PEN community a 40% discount off regular admission price. See details below.

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

In conjunction with the release of her new memoir, The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Ageaward-winning author Joyce Carol Oates—known for her raw and poignant writing which often explores themes of class tensions, adolescence, violence, and unapologetic portraits of human nature—reflects upon her prolific career and her coming-of-age as a writer in rural western New York State. Moderated by Adam Kirsch.

Co-sponsored by PEN American Center and the New York Historical Society.

Joyce Carol Oates, the award-winning author of numerous books, including her memoir The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age, is Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University. 

Adam Kirsch (moderator) is a poet and critic whose work appears in The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and other publications. His most recent book is Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas.


The New-York Historical Society is offering members of the PEN American Center tickets at their discounted membership price of $20 (regular price is $34). To receive the discount, use the code PEN917 when purchasing tickets either over the phone, online, or in person. See instructions on how to purchase tickets below:
By phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button on the webpage, found here.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

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