Announcing the 2014 PEN Literary Award Winners

PEN is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Literary Awards. Each year, the PEN Awards celebrate some of the most outstanding voices in literature, spanning a wide… More

PEN Writers in the Schools

Over the past year, 10 PEN Members volunteered their time as part of the new PEN Writers in the Schools program to help students learn to use writing as… More

Maya Angelou: 1928-2014

One of the most influential books written in English, Angelou’s transformative autobiography unleashed the genre of the American memoir to new possibilities. With 39 public bans since 1983 for… More

Translating for the Stage

Once again hotINK at the Lark will partner with the PEN American Center on a special translation event: Translating the Spoken Word: a Proper Challenge. The panel event will… More

#NSFW: Poetry and Porn

"This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content." Is poetry reserved for a better sort of people? More