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May 19 (tomorrow): Join PEN for Books & Booze at Lit Crawl 2012
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where: BookCourt: 163 Court Street, Brooklyn
What time: 7 p.m.
Join PEN staff for a night of poetry, wine, and talk at Brooklyn’s beloved BookCourt, where poets and PEN Members Catherine Barnett, Monica Ferrell, and Cathy Park Hong will read from their new work and engage the audience in conversation. This is the second and final stop on the Lit Crawl scene, so swing by for some verse and we will all head over to the after party around the corner at 61 Local on Bergen St.
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penamerican:

May 19 (tomorrow): Join PEN for Books & Booze at Lit Crawl 2012

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Where: BookCourt: 163 Court Street, Brooklyn

What time: 7 p.m.

Join PEN staff for a night of poetry, wine, and talk at Brooklyn’s beloved BookCourt, where poets and PEN Members Catherine Barnett, Monica Ferrell, and Cathy Park Hong will read from their new work and engage the audience in conversation. This is the second and final stop on the Lit Crawl scene, so swing by for some verse and we will all head over to the after party around the corner at 61 Local on Bergen St.

(via PEN.org » Blog Archive Join PEN for Books & Booze at Lit Crawl 2012! - PEN.org)

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Join us for the PEN Mingle! 
Meet with writers and PEN members for some good times.
Date: Wednesday, 6/20
Place: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Time: 6:30-9:30p
Cash bar with a few drink specials.
Photo of Cathy Park Hong © PEN American Center

Join us for the PEN Mingle! 

Meet with writers and PEN members for some good times.

Date: Wednesday, 6/20

Place: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

Time: 6:30-9:30p

Cash bar with a few drink specials.

Photo of Cathy Park Hong © PEN American Center

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7:00pm until 10:00pm in EDT

PEN will treat Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend crowds to an unexpected evening of literature and laughs. Enjoy a night of political comedy and commentary, as New York’s top progressive performers joke, jab, rant, vent, prod, provoke and revel in their right to express themselves at a one-night comedy event celebrating freedom of expression. 

Who says freedom of expression has to be serious? For the first time ever, PEN will partner with Laughing Liberally, whose performers have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, MSNBC, a national tour, and in the pages of The Onion, The Nation, and The Huffington Post. No topic is off-limits, no politician safe, and no time can be better than this election season to laugh loudly and laugh liberally.

Participants include Katie Halper and others to be announced soon.

Galapagos Art Space: 16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wednesday, September 19

Tickets: $15 ($10 for PEN Members)

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916814

This is a ticketed event and RSVP-ing over Facebook does not guarantee you a seat. Use the link above to purchase your tickets in advance, or buy at the door. 

(Source: facebook.com)

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penamerican:

photo © Beowulf Sheehan

with

Baratunde Thurston

Katie Halper 

John Fugelsang

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7:00pm until 10:00pm in EDT

PEN will treat Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend crowds to an unexpected evening of literature and laughs. Enjoy a night of political comedy and commentary, as New York’s top progressive performers joke, jab, rant, vent, prod, provoke and revel in their right to express themselves at a one-night comedy event celebrating freedom of expression. 

Who says freedom of expression has to be serious? For the first time ever, PEN will partner with Laughing Liberally, whose performers have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, MSNBC, a national tour, and in the pages of The Onion, The Nation, and The Huffington Post. No topic is off-limits, no politician safe, and no time can be better than this election season to laugh loudly and laugh liberally.

Galapagos Art Space: 16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wednesday, September 19

Tickets: $15 ($10 for PEN Members)

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916814

This is a ticketed event and RSVP-ing over Facebook does not guarantee you a seat. Use the link above to purchase your tickets in advance, or buy at the door. 

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penamerican:

photo © PEN American Center / Beowulf Sheehan

Join PEN Members and staff in the outdoor patio of this Lower East Side bar for a night of poetry, drinks, and discussion. Poets Tina Chang, Deborah Landau, and Monica Youn will read from their new work and engage the audience in conversation. This is the final stop on the Lit Crawl NYC schedule so come join us and then we’ll all head over to the after party at Happy Ending bar.

Saturday, September 15
Bantam
17 Stanton St
(near Chrystie St)

New York, NY 10002
212-677-5555
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Lit Crawl Presents: An Evening with Christopher Buckley

September 12, 2012, 7:00 PM

The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge 
158 Bleecker Street

$15/$20 door/$32.50 book bundle
BUY TICKETS NOW!

Lit Crawl NYC is turning five! And to celebrate, we are doing a first ever Lit Crawl soiree leading up to the main Crawl.

Christopher Buckley, the best-selling and beloved author of Thank You for Smoking and, most recently, They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?, will be talking with Rosie Schaap, NY Times Magazine‘s drinking columnist and author of the forthcoming memoir Drinking with Men.

Laughter will ensue. Music and merriment will be had. Drinking will be accomplished.

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On Monday, November 26, join PEN Members and special guests for a reading of award-winning prose and poetry from the PEN Prison Writing Contest. Proceeds from the event help ensure that PEN’s hallmark program continues to promote the restorative and rehabilitative power of writing by providing hundreds of inmates with skilled writing teachers, free Handbooks for Writers in Prison, and a forum where inmates are encouraged to use the written word as a legitimate form of power. With Touré, Bryonn Bain, Staceyann Chin, Nick Flynn, Lily Taylor, and others

If you can’t attend, please sponsor an MFA writing student to go in your place!

This event will feature a special reading of poems and prose by incarcerated men and women from prisons that include: El Paso, Texas; Florence, Colorado; Ft Leavenworth, Kansas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lexington, Kentucky; Montgomery, Alabama; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Ossining, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Riker’s Island, New York; Sacramento, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Tallahassee, Florida; Terre Haute, Indiana; Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, DC.

Monday, November 26, 2012
The Strand Bookstore’s Rare Book Room
Doors open at 7 pm; event begins at 7:30
$35 ($25 goes to ensure that this important program continues into the future)

In 2012, PEN’s Prison Writing Program:

• Distributed more than 8,000 copies of the PEN Handbook for Writers in Prison free of charge to men and women serving sentences throughout the United States.
• Connected over 100 mentors with writers in prison for one-on-one instruction
• Judged over 1,500 manuscripts in our Prison Writing Contest.
• Reprinted an Anthology Doing Time, with a new forward.