PENnames is a circle of writers and journalists who commit to prioritizing support for PEN America with a gift of $1,000 or more. We hope to afford writers an opportunity to be politically engaged in a manner that feels meaningful to the literary community and to acknowledge those writers who provide financial contributions that sustain our work defending the freedom to write.

All PENnames supporters will be entitled to:

  • Complimentary PEN America Professional Membership
  • Invitations to private events, including the PEN America World Voices Festival opening night cocktail reception
  • Invitation to the PEN America New Members/New Books party, a gathering of more than 350 established and emerging writers
  • Preferred seating and access to the PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony and reception
  • Invitation and preferred seating, when available, to PEN America programs, such as the annual PEN Prison Writing Program showcase, the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, and other PEN America World Voices Festival events
  • Complimentary tickets to PEN America’s pop-up events and public programs
  • Inclusion, if desired, in an honor roll acknowledgement in the PEN America Literary Gala journal and other appropriate published literature of the organization
  • Invitation to annual reception with the PEN America Board of Trustees
  • Early sign-up for the PEN America Winter Authors’ Evenings prior to the program’s official announcement.

For more information, please contact:

Deborah K. Wilson, Senior Director of Development
646-779-4812 | [email protected]

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