After thirty extraordinary years with the Folger Shakespeare Library, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation is excited to expand their Reading Series to new locations in the city. Come join their Literary Conversations to hear today’s writers read their work and engage in discourse on today’s issues, with each event individually ticketed and held at a different location. This year’s PEN/Faulkner Celebration will also be at an all new venue: The Showroom at 14th and L, which will have readings from ten amazing authors, including Imbolo Mbue, the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award winner.
The Folger Shakespeare Library will continue to host the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the PEN/Faulkner Award at the Folger Shakespeare Library. This year Jhumpa Lahiri receives the Malamud prize on December 8th. On May 5th, 2018, we will host the PEN/Faulkner Award, this year judged by Alex Espinoza, Stacey D’Erasmo, and Andrea Barrett.