Notable writers Carol Anshaw, Louis BayardChris Bohjalian, Dan Chaon, Ben Fountain, Major Jackson, Vaddey Ratner, Elissa Schappell, Susan Richards Shreve, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Hilma Wolitzer read original pieces focused on the theme of “Resilience.” Calvin Trillin serves as master of ceremonies. A black-tie dinner follows in the Folger Shakespeare Library's Reading Rooms.

Proceeds from this festive evening support the endowment of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Writers in Schools.

To learn more or purchase tickets, please call 202-636-8745.