The 26th Annual Literary Awards Festival!

The 26th Annual Literary Awards Festival!

PEN Center USA presents the 26th Annual Literary Awards Festival!

Summer and Fall Member Meetups!

Summer and Fall Member Meetups!

The PEN Center USA staff invite you to meet up with us as we attend some of our favorite summer and fall events in Los Angeles.

Southern California Poetry Festival

Southern California Poetry Festival

Join PEN Center USA at the Southern California Poetry Festival in Long Beach

Margarita Mixer

Margarita Mixer

PEN Center USA is partnering with POPS the Club, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and 826LA for a Margarita Mixer to celebrate literary organizations and volunteers.

WeHo Scholarship

WeHo Scholarship

The City of West Hollywood and PEN Center USA present the WeHo Writing Craft Scholarship

Freedom to Write

Mexico: Threatened Veracruz journalist, fears for his safety.
Mexico: Threatened Veracruz journalist, fears for his safety.

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