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.

PEN America’s Literary Gala celebration returns in-person in 2021.


Past Literary Galas

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