Our first benefit reading...

...will be held February 24 at 7 pm in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. André Aciman, Edward Albee, Anthony Appiah, Ron Chernow, Lydia Davis, Deborah Eisenberg, Nathan Englander, Janet Malcolm, Francine Prose, and Sarah Ruhl will read from past issues and will join us at a reception. Tickets are available at smarttix.com.

I'm excited about that great lineup of terrific writers and think this will be a wonderful event. It should also go a long way in ensuring the future of the journal. Here are the full details:

What: Global Correspondences: A Benefit Reading for PEN America
When: Tuesday, February 24
Where: Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th, New York, NY)
What time: 7 p.m.

$15 general admission
$12 PEN Members and students
$50 admission plus reception

If you can't make it, but would like to support the journal, there are three other things you can do:

1. Get yourself or someone you know a subscription (just $18 a year!).
2. Ask your local library (or your school library) to carry the journal.
3. Donate. We've created a new circle of individual supporters, and we have some nice thank-you gifts to offer, too.