Read Original Literature from PEN America Publications and Programs
PEN America produces a breadth of interviews, poetry, graphic narratives, essays, translation, and book excerpts through its online series, literary awards, Prison Writing Program, World Voices Festival, and other events throughout the year.
Richard Price and Fran Lebowitz on Gentrification in NYC
Richard Price and Fran Lebowitz share perspectives on the changing dynamics of living in NYC in this video clip from the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival. More
PEN Out Loud with Jason Reynolds and Greg Pardlo: A Reading List
This February, join best-selling and multi-award winning author Jason Reynolds and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Greg Pardlo in conversation for the launch of the 2018 season of PEN Out Loud,… More
“Language Lives Longer Than People”: Edna O’Brien at the 2018 Literary Awards Ceremony
"Writing isn’t elitist, it is the deepest thing we have. It is as essential to us as our breathing." More