The PEN American Center, the U.S. branch of the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization, will host the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature from April 30th through May 6th. The festival will take place in New York City.

The PEN website states:

Writers from around the world convene in New York City to celebrate the written word in action. Engage with literature in bold and unexpected ways and discover how words can be amplified through music, theater, puppetry, film, and much more. Marking PEN American Center’s 90th anniversary, this year’s festival features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings. The Standard, New York and The Standard, East Village along with the High Line are the Festival hubs, with venues crisscrossing the city, from Harlem to Wall Street, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA.

This year’s slate of events will include gay writers Michael Cunningham and Tony Kushner as well as Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Graydon Carter, Jennifer Egan, and many others.

For more information about the festival click here.


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