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


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

PEN International Fest Announces Lineup

Authors will temporarily give up the writing life for the speaking life when PEN American Center begins its weeklong Voices Festival of International Literature on April 26. Familiar literary… More