PEN DIY: Justin Vivian Bond on “How to Take a Flying Leap: No Word Is An Island”

On Monday, November 3rd at NYC’s Ace Hotel, PEN American Center presents its second DIY event featuring a conversation with the talented Mx Justin Vivian Bond.

The Lambda Literary Award winning author, singer, and performance artist, will deliver in a literary “How-to” in five steps. After V’s 20-minute original monologue, writer and satirist Mike Albo will join Bond for a conversation and maybe even a demonstration!

Building on oral traditions, parables, and the rich history of artists as unpretentious makers, PEN DIY celebrates how literature can be approachable yet unexpected, and how it can help us make sense of our lives

New talks by acclaimed writers and artists the first Monday of every month!

WHAT:  Original monologue—a literary “how-to” by one of today’s most celebrated artists

WHO:  Justin Vivian Bond: singer, performer, and writer, alongside satirist and writer Mike Albo

WHERE: Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel, 20 W 29th St. at Broadway, New York City

WHEN: Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:30pm doors & 8 pm start

The code ‘Lambda’ makes the tickets just $5. The Facebook page is here

Buy tickets here.


Founded in 1922, PEN American Center is the largest of the 145 centers of PEN International, the world’s only international association of writers working to defend free expression and to protect persecuted writers. PEN International was founded after World War I to dispel national, ethnic, and racial tensions and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. Its 3,500 distinguished members carry on the achievements in literature and advancement of human rights of such past members as James Baldwin, Arthur Miller, Susan Sontag, and Alice Walker.


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