2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction

In selecting Arna Bontemps Hemenway, the judges wrote: “In Elegy on Kinderklavier, attention is salvation. These stories are not afraid to stare in unblinking and finely grained detail at… More

Prayer and Meditation (full audio)

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations. More

Prayer and Meditation with Atticus Lish (video)

A wish, an invocation, an impassioned plea. For this contemplative evening of meditation, the Festival commissioned an esteemed assembly of writers and artists from a wide range of… More

Prayer and Meditation ( full audio)

A wish, an invocation, an impassioned plea. For this contemplative evening of meditation, the Festival has commissioned an esteemed assembly of writers and artists from a wide range of… More

Prayer and Meditation (full video)

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists took to the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations. More

A Prayer for Rockers

Rock music inspires achievement, struggle, action. It thunders in the stadium—We will rock you!—and sends us out on the field cheering, ready to play the Super Bowl. A better… More

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