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- Folger Elizabethan Theatre
Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The theme of the 26th Annual PEN/Faulkner Gala is “Danger.” Ten authors read short works they've written for the gala. Readers include David Baldacci, Ishmael Beah, Madison Smartt Bell, Elliott Holt, Mitchell Jackson, Piper Kerman, Rachel Pastan, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Adelle Waldman, and Isabel Wilkerson. Calvin Trillin serves as master of ceremonies.
Oct. 28—Dec. 7
Monday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize winners Geoffrey Brock and Heather McHugh read at this celebration.
Monday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Okey Ndibe, Chinelo Okparanta, Taiye Selasi, all writers of West African heritage, discuss their work and how their culture influences it at this reading sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.
Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Jones, Moore, and Wolff, all previous winners of the PEN/Malamud award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story, discuss the legacy of Bernard Malamud, the prolific author from which the award takes its name.
Monday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Physician and poet Campo reads his poems at this annual celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday.
Jan. 27—March 8
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