Honorees include: Darnella Frazier, Marie Yovanovitch, Xu Zhiyong, Patti Smith, and Frank A Bennack, Jr.
"The PEN America Gala will merge our annual New York Literary Gala and Los Angeles LitFest Gala into one national, virtual celebration on December 8. Our digital program will be a crucial moment for our community to stand together in recognition of our deserving Honorees and to fortify our mission at a time of extraordinary needs and demands. The fight for creative expression is so important, now more than ever, and we hope you can join us for a unique, one-night-only event to toast to human rights and the power of words."
The PEN America Gala will reimagine our annual New York Literary Gala as a national and international virtual celebration.