PEN New England

PEN new england


“Literature is the best thing humanity has. Poetry is the heart of literature, the highest concentration of everything that is the best in the world and in man. It is the only true food for your soul.”  
Lyudmila Ulitskaya



We are a chapter of PEN American Center, part of a global association of writers celebrating literature and defending free expression. We make our home at the MIT School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences.

Best American Short Stories 2013

  • Cambridge Public Library 449 Broadway Cambridge MA 02138

Please join PEN New England, Porter Square Books, and the Cambridge Public Library as we celebrate the release of the 2013 edition of the Best American Short Stories. With contributors Gish Jen, Bret Anthony Johnston, and Joan Wickersham. Moderated by Heidi Pitlor, Best American Series Editor. Free and open to the public.