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PEN USA’s mission is to stimulate and maintain interest in the written word, to foster a vital literary culture, and to defend freedom of expression.

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Apply today to the only writing fellowship of its kind!

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Check out our literary line up for , Rock of Pages.

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Check out our literary line up for , Rock of Pages.

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Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship program that aims to provide new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career.

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"I am so used to it by now
that when the traffic falls silent,
I think a storm is coming."

-- Lydia Davis, The Busy Road

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I write as if to save somebody's life. Probably my own life." -- Clarice Lispector

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David Foster Wallace fans, have you purchased your ticket yet?

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"Democracy is founded on freedom of speech" -Hugh M Hefner

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Come out to this Sunday at 5pm. Sip wine and hear selected readings from our very first Emerging Voices Anthology/ Strange Cargo.

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Rachel Resnick makes ocra sexy

Neal Pollack reveals the secrets of the universe.

Tall jew Dennis Danziger on stage

Gabby Calvocoressi

New Message

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Kim Barnes pays tribute to her father, 'believer in dreams'

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Chocolate cream boat in the coffee.

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Chicken and gnochi!

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cocktail hour in the crystal ballroom

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