2019 PEN Literary Gala, May 21, 2019, American Museum Of Natural History © Beowulf Sheehan And Taylor Bissey/PEN America

2020 PEN America Literary Gala

The PEN America Literary Gala is an extraordinary annual event that celebrates freedom of expression worldwide and the power of books and writing to shape democratic and humane values. More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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