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“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.

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2016 PEN/Song Lyrics Awards

  • JFK Library Columbia Point Boston, MA, 02125 United States (map)

John Prine, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan will receive this year's PEN/Song Lyrics Award. The ceremony will be held on September 19th and is presented in partnership with the JFK Library.

Because seating is extremely limited, it will be offered first to PEN members and donors. To guarantee a seat, first join PEN below. All members and donors will receive instructions on how to reserve a seat shortly.

Earlier Event: July 27
PUB Night, July 27th
Later Event: September 25
Annual Book Party