Literary Gala

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The annual PEN America Literary Gala is a highlight of the New York literary and social calendars, with over 800 guests and an impressive group of leading writers who sit among them as Literary Hosts. Every year, it’s an inspiring, exhilarating, moving event; we promise an unforgettable evening. The proceeds from this dinner are crucial to PEN America’s dynamic cultural programming and critical advocacy work on behalf of free expression.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual PEN America Literary Gala and Los Angeles Litfest Gala, will be celebrated nationally as a virtual event on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.


Past Literary Galas

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