Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for Between the World and Me. Read an excerpt of the book. More

Writing in a Racialized Society

Join PEN America for a seminal panel discussion with Hazel Carby, Paula Giddings, Toni Morrison, Cornel West, and John Edgar Wideman discuss the challenges, exaltations, perspectives and narratives of… More

Alienation

Join George Conrad, Toni Morrison, Jiri Grusa, Salman Rushdie, Heberto Padilla, Derek Walcott and Susan Sonntag at the 1986 PEN Congress discussing the nature of Alienation and the State… More

An Evening of Forbidden Books

Join Donald Barthelme, Richard Gilman, Thomas Gates, Jack Gilford, Richard Gilman, Andre Gregory, Margaret Hamilton, Nat Hentoff, Jamake Highwater, John Irving, Erica Jong, June Jordan, Toni Morrison, Grace Paley, Estelle… More