Nick Offerman Will Host 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Awards Festival

Nick Offerman Will Host 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Awards Festival

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At this year’s 27th Annual PEN Center USA Literary Awards Festival, writers from all across the book spectrum will be celebrated. The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on October 27. Along with the judges (listed below), PEN has announced that Ron Swanson himself (Nick Offerman, that is) will host the ceremony. Margaret Atwood, hot off the success of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” will receive a lifetime achievement award.   Image courtesy of Her Campus   So, without further ado, here are the judges for each category: Fiction: Chris Abani Alex Espinoza Jervey Tervalon Creative Nonfiction: Dinah Lenney Thomas Page McBee Elizabeth …