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Past Seasons



2012–13
 
PEN/Faulkner Gala: "Resilience"
September 10, 2012
 
Young and Bright and Lost: An evening with Jeffrey Eugenides
September 24, 2012
 
Free Radicals: Robert Stone & Lauren Groff
November 12, 2012
 
The PEN/Malamud Award: Honoring the work of James Salter
December 7, 2012
 
Modern Americana: Chad Harbach & Karen Russell
February 5, 2013
 
Power, Corruption, and Lies: William Kennedy & Thomas Mallon
February 25, 2013
 
Living History: Geraldine Brooks, Julie Otsuka, & Dolen Perkins-Valdez
March 28, 2013
 
Learning to Breathe: An evening with Terry McMillan
April 20, 2013
 
33rd Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony
May 4, 2013
 
 
2011–12
 
PEN/Faulkner Gala: "The Writing on the Wall"
September 26, 2011
 
R. Dwayne Betts & Ta-Nehisi Coates
October 14, 2011
 
Emma Donoghue & Chris Adrian
November 7, 2011
 
PEN/Malamud Award Reading: Edith Pearlman
December 2, 2011
 
Gish Jen & Helen Simonson
December 12, 2011
 
Monique Truong, Allegra Goodman, & Myla Goldberg
January 9, 2012
 
Benjamin Percy & Dagoberto Gilb
February 6, 2012
 
Tilar Mazzeo & Stacy Schiff
March 2, 2012
 
Gary Shteyngart & Adam Ross
April 20, 2012
 
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony
May 5, 2012
 
An Evening with Ann Patchett
May 18, 2012
 
 
2010–11
 
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Gala: “Indiscretion(s)”
September 20, 2010
 
Colum McCann
October 8, 2010
 
Nick Hornby & Ben Folds
October 19, 2010
 
Lan Samantha Chang and Samantha Hunt
November 1, 2010
 
PEN/Malamud Award Reading: Edward P. Jones and Nam Le
December 3, 2010
 
Porochista Khakpour, Achy Obejas and Danzy Senna
January 14, 2011
 
Elinor Lipman, Stephen McCauley and Cathleen Schine
February 7, 2011
 
Jonathan Franzen
February 18, 2011
 
Joshua Ferris and Victor LaValle
March 25, 2011
 
Dorothy Allison and Ron Rash
April 1, 2011
 
31st Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony
May 7, 2011
 
 
2009–10
 
PEN/Faulkner Gala: "Revelation"
September 21, 2009
 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Fae Myenne Ng
October 26, 2009
 
Stacey D’Erasmo & Jonathan Lethem
November 2, 2009
 
PEN/Malamud Award Memorial Reading:
Amy Hempel & Alistair MacLeod

December 4, 2009
 
Susan Orlean & George Saunders
February 1, 2010
 
E.L. Doctorow & Ivy Meeropol
March 15, 2010
 
Walter Mosley
March 26, 2010
 
Ian McEwan
April 7, 2010
 
Vendela Vida & Heidi Julavits
April 12, 2010
 
Isabel Allende
April 30, 2010
 
30th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony
May 8, 2010
 
 
2008–09
 
PEN/Faulkner Gala: "Promises, Promises"
September 22, 2008
 
In the Quagmire: America at War: Albert French, Colby Buzzell, and Anthony Swofford
October 10, 2008
 
The Undead: Toby Barlow, Max Brooks, and Grace Lee
November 7, 2008
 
An Evening with Russell Banks and Richard Russo
November 21, 2008
 
PEN/Malamud Award Memorial Reading: Peter Ho Davies and Cynthia Ozick
December 5, 2008
 
On Exile and Loss: Chris Abani and lê thi diem thúy
January 16, 2009
 
Calvin Trillin
February 20, 2009
 
Elizabeth Gilbert: Divine Sanity: Thoughts on Creative Life
March 27, 2009
 
An Evening with Colm Tóibín
April 3, 2009
 
Amy Bloom and Susan Choi
April 24, 2009
 
29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony
May 9, 2009
 
 
2007–08
 
PEN/Faulkner Gala: "Twilight Zones"
September 24, 2007
 
Cities at Night: Detectives and Crime
October 12, 2007
 
Daniel Mendelsohn
October 14, 2007
 
Remembering PEN/Faulkner Founder Mary Lee Settle
November 2, 2007
 
Graphic Novels: Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, and Chris Ware
November 9, 2007
 
PEN/Malamud Award: Elizabeth Spencer
December 7, 2007
 
An Evening with Thomas McGuane
January 18, 2008
 
Imagination as Subversion: The Role of Imagination in Memoir & Nonfiction
February 8, 2008
 
Washington Writers: Beyond the Capitol
February 29, 2008
 
An Irish-American Evening: Frank McCourt and Alice McDermott
March 14, 2008
 
The Three Kings: Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King
April 4, 2008
 
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony
May 10, 2008
 
An Evening with Stephen Carter
June 2, 2008
 
 
2006–07
 
"New Orleans Night" William Faulkner Birthday Reading
September 8, 2006
 
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Annual GALA
"Revenge"

September 25, 2006
 
Ana Menéndez and Luis Alberto Urrea
September 29, 2006
 
Mary Lee Settle Memorial Reading with Robert Stone
October 13, 2006
 
Nicholas Delbanco and Al Young
November 17, 2006
 
PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story
Adam Haslett and Tobias Wolff

December 8, 2006
 
E.L. Doctorow
January 12, 2007
 
New Voices in American Fiction
Kuwana Haulsey, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, and Porter Shreve

February 9, 2007
 
"Shakespeare Reimagined"
Charles Baxter and Elizabeth Nunez

March 16, 2007
 
Shirley Hazzard
March 30, 2007
 
"Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman"
Jennifer Egan, Francine du Plessix Gray, Kate Lehrer, Deborah Tannen

April 20, 2007
 
27th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony
May 12, 2007
 
 
2005–06
 
William Faulkner Birthday Reading
Bebe Moore Campbell

September 9, 2005
 
PEN/Faulkner Gala
Lost and Found

September 26, 2005
 
Mothers and Daughters
Marita Golden, Mary Gordon, and Amy Tan,
with Deborah Tannen

October 14, 2005
 
Joan Didion
October 28, 2005
 
PEN/Malamud Award Memorial Reading
Lorrie Moore

November 18, 2005
 
Debra Magpie Earling and N. Scott Momaday
A Collaborative Evening at the National Museum of the American Indian

December 9, 2005
 
Dream Me Home Safely: PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools Readings
January 13, 2006
 
A Tribute to Raymond Carver
Richard Ford, Jayne Anne Phillips, Joy Williams, and Tobias Wolff

March 10, 2006
 
The Exonerated
Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

March 17, 2006
 
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
March 24, 2006
 
An Evening with Melissa Bank and Terry McMillan
April 28, 2006
 
26th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony
May 6, 2006
 
2nd Annual PEN/Faulkner Children's Literature Festival
May 21, 2006
 
 
2004–05
 
William Faulkner Birthday Reading with Edward Albee and Marian Seldes
September 17, 2004
 
PEN/Faulkner Gala, "Beginnings"
September 27, 2004
 
An Evening with Norman Mailer
October 1, 2004
 
A Conversation on War with James Carroll, Aleksandar Hemon, and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
October 15, 2004
 
Russell Banks
October 29, 2004
 
PEN/Malamud Award Memorial Reading: Richard Bausch and Nell Freudenberger
November 12, 2004
 
Words without Borders:
Gish Jen, Don Lee, and Ana Menendez

December 3, 2004
 
Yann Martel
January 11, 2005
 
New Voices in Fiction: Andrew Sean Greer, Nelly Rosario, and Danzy Senna
January 14, 2005
 
Their Word is Law: Stephen L. Carter, Linda Fairstein, and Scott Turow
February 7, 2005
 
Marilynne Robinson
March 11, 2005
 
At Home with the Novel: Karen Joy Fowler, Jane Hamilton, and Chang-rae Lee
March 18, 2005
 
Jonathan Franzen
April 15, 2005
 
25th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony
May 14, 2005
 
Writing for Young Audiences
May 23, 2005
 
 


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