Join us for an Author’s Evening!

Pre-pandemic, these literary dinners, which have become beloved fixtures of New York City’s social and cultural calendars, offered uniquely intimate settings in private homes for in-depth discussions with celebrated authors. We hope to continue our in-person dinners in the fall, but until then we plan to continue hosting these on the Zoom platform until the risk to convene in person has subsided.

Proceeds from the events help support PEN’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers from around the world, to defend freedom of expression wherever it is threatened, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange. 

For more information about PEN America Authors’ Evenings, please contact [email protected].

To make the required donation online, please click on the individual event pages below. PEN America also accepts donations through check, wire transfers, and donor-advised funds. Please indicate in the notes or memo section that the payment is for “Author’s Evening donation” and if possible, include the name of the event. PEN America’s mailing address and transfer information are below.

Please make checks payable to:
PEN America
Attn: Development Department/AE
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

Electronic Transfer
Account name: PEN American Center Inc.
Routing code: 021000021
Account number: 616368556
Bank: JPMorgan Chase, New York, NY 10012

A listing of past Authors’ Evenings is available here.