UPDATE March 18, 2020: We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Authors Guild 2020 Gala. While it is three months away, we couldn’t in good conscience continue to plan an event that might put the community at risk. We are greatly disappointed not to be able to honor in public two extraordinary authors: Margaret Atwood and Judy Blume. We honor them in our hearts and minds instead.

The Gala is the Guild's main fundraising event, and it provides crucial funding for our work supporting American literary culture, authors’ rights, freedom of expression, copyright protection, and educational programs that empower literary voices from disadvantaged and overlooked communities. We are grateful for your support.