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Join PEN and New England's literary community, and be a part of an international network of writers from 150 PEN centers worldwide. Take part in ongoing literary conversations, and join a legacy extending from Dickinson to Oliver, Thoreau to Zinn, Cheever to Perrotta, and Dubus to Dubus.
PEN stands for the free and open exchange of literature and ideas, and members are ambassadors for free expression everywhere, for everyone. Please join and stand with us.
Your membership entitles you to:
- Fellowship in a historic community of writers, literary professionals, and supporters of free expression
- Invitations to our programs, literary celebrations, and members-only programs
- Reserved seating at select events
- One more book bag (Partners and above)
- Inscribed first editions (Lifetime members and above)
Open to everyone who supports PEN’s mission and provides a vital base of volunteers plus support for PEN’s programs and advocacy.
Make an additional donation to support special initiatives and outreach programs for underserved communities.
Join a dynamic circle of friends who provide indispensable, sustaining support.
Patron—$5,000 and above
For those able to champion literature and free expression at stewardship levels.
Support our mission with a Special Gift
For those who wish to make special contributions in support of existing programs or areas of interests, including outreach programs to unserved communities, advancing efforts to promote free expression, and defending writers at risk.
For more information about championing literature and free expression at stewardship levels, contact Karen Wulf at
pen-newengland [at] mit [dot] edu