Emerging Voices Podcast

The PEN America Emerging Voices Podcast was created to increase the reach of the fellowship and provide the tools necessary to launch a professional writing career to writers in… More

2018 Literary Gala: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood delivered the following remarks at the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala. Thank you all for joining PEN America this evening.  Before we go up to dessert,… More

2018 Literary Gala: Suzanne Nossel

PEN America Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Nossel delivered these remarks at the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala. So, Jenny was saying earlier, PEN America’s preferred discourse leverages literature to… More

2018 Literary Gala: Eskinder Nega

I ask whether those who are free have an obligation towards those of us who are not free. And I say they do. This obligation is not legal but… More