PEN New England

News from PEN New England...




The PEN New England Award for

Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence


This February, PEN New England will present the first annual award for "Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence."


Bill Flanagan, novelist and music critic, chairs the Award Committee.  Members of the jury include Bono, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Paul Muldoon, Smokey Robinson, Salman Rushdie, and Paul Simon.


PEN New England chairman Richard Hoffman first announced the establishment of the award at last year's "Lyrics & Literature" program, held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, featuring Flanagan, Muldoon, and Simon.

Click here to watch video. 



Simon, Muldoon & Flanagan  


 More information to follow...stay tuned.






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PEN New England


77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139 



PEN (Poets/Playwrights, Essayists/Editors, Novelists) New England is an organization of published authors, aspiring writers, and all who love the written word.  Our mission is to advance a culture of literature in New England and defend free expression everywhere. PEN New England is a branch of PEN American Center, and part of International PEN, the oldest international literary organization and also the oldest human rights organization in the world.