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PEN America works to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others.

Help us continue to champion the freedom to write and celebrate essential voices of literature by making an online donation today, becoming a Member, making a gift in honor of a loved one, leaving a legacy gift, or supporting one of our signature events.


As a PEN America Member, you are at the forefront of the struggle to protect press freedom here in the United States, and free expression around the globe.

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For published or produced writers, editors, translators, dramatists, screenwriters, and other writing professionals.

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For anyone who advocates for the freedom to write.


New York Literary Gala

The PEN America Literary Gala brings together an impressive group of leading writers who sit among guests as Literary Hosts. 

Los Angeles LitFest Gala

PEN America’s LitFest Gala is a celebration of free expression and the literary arts.

Authors' Evenings

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings in New York City.


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