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PEN America Authors’ Evening with James Hannaham in conversation with Jennifer Egan


Please contact Christy Wensley at [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waitlist. 

Join us for an intimate evening with James Hannaham and Jennifer Egan discussing Hannaham’s latest work, Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta, a raucous, irreverent, and “utterly brilliant” (Ayad Akhtar) story of a trans woman’s reentry into life on the outside after more than twenty years in prison. Singing with compassion and ambition, Hannaham delivers a fantastically entertaining read and a cast of unforgettable characters – as he challenges us to confront the glaring injustices of a prison system that continues to punish people long after their time has been served. Zachary Karabell and Nicole Alger are generously hosting this evening.

Tickets are $350 to attend this evening. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the dinner. The donation is considered 100% tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Wensley at [email protected].

About pEN America Authors’ Evenings

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings. Please visit the Authors’ Evenings webpage for our full calendar of dinners.

Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.