2017 Literary Gala: Alan Cumming

I’m in prison, and like any prisoner, it is very difficult for me to answer a simple childish question: “Daddy, when are you coming home?” More

2017 Literary Gala: Rita Dove

To me, a Great America is an America that values the arts and the humanities. If you feel the same way, please join me now in defending these Endowments. More

2017 Literary Gala: Andrew Solomon

Literature has kept the idea of freedom alive in societies where freedom is forcibly annihilated. If the truth can remain vitalized, it can be shouted from the rooftops. More

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Because They Lack Country

2017 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry winner Natalie Scenters-Zapico reads her poem "Because They Lack Country" at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony, with musical accompaniment by Ernesto… More

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