Founding Friends is an adjunct group of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, run by Willee Lewis and Katherine Field Stephen, that offers literary luncheons throughout the year. Our current virtual re-launch includes regular Zoom meetings that feature intimate discussions with prominent writers.

As a Founding Friends member, your donation to PEN/Faulkner will support our education programs, which serve more than 4,000 students in grades 3-12 across Washington, DC by providing donated books, author visits, and writing instruction; the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the foremost awards for American Literature; and our Literary Conversations series, which brings together highly-acclaimed writers to engage in meaningful literary and social discourse.

Founding Friends membership renewals are annual. Email info@penfaulkner.org with any questions or call our office at 202-898-9063. Thank you for your support!

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PEN/Faulkner Founding Friends

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Founding Friends is an adjunct group of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, run by Willee Lewis and Katherine Field Stephen, that offers literary luncheons throughout the year. Our current virtual re-launch includes regular Zoom meetings that feature intimate discussions with prominent writers.

As a Founding Friends member, your donation to PEN/Faulkner will support our education programs, which serve more than 4,000 students in grades 3-12 across Washington, DC by providing donated books, author visits, and writing instruction; the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the foremost awards for American Literature; and our Literary Conversations series, which brings together highly-acclaimed writers to engage in meaningful literary and social discourse.

Founding Friends membership renewals are annual. Email info@penfaulkner.org with any questions or call our office at 202-898-9063. Thank you for your support!