Hugh Hefner and Adam Somers

This was a very organized event. It took place in the Crysal Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
A few of the attendees were Matthew Weiner – Creator of “Mad Men”, MSNBC Lawrence O’Donnell, Hugh M. Hefner, Crystal Harris, Cooper Hefner and Marston Hefner, Anna Sophia Berglund “Playmate January 2011”, Claire Sinclair “The Bunny House”, and The Chair of this event Adam Somers, Holly Palance, Jamie Wolf, and Bob Wallace.
PEN USA, the West Coast center for the renowned writers’ organization International PEN, salutes the winners of its prestigious 2010 Literary Awards competition at its 20th Annual Literary Awards Festival (LitFest), November 17th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The prizes, announced by PEN USA Executive DirectorAdam Somers, honor outstanding work by writers in 11 separate genres. Honorees include Hugh M. Hefner, James Salter, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.

The Pen USA Chair

 PEN Center USA, one of International PEN’s two centers in the United States and its third largest in the world, was founded in 1943 and incorporated as a nonprofit association in 1981.I Its membership of more than 800 writers includes poets, playwrights, essayists, novelists (the original source of the acronym, “PEN”), as well as writers for television and film, critics, historians, editors, journalists, and translators. PEN Center USA strives to protect the rights of writers around the world, to stimulate interest in the written word, and to foster a vital literary community among the diverse writers living in the  western United States.
For further information visit, www.penusa.org

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