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Sep 20
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Moutin Factory Quintet 910 East McLemore Avenue Memphis, TN 38106
Sep 26
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A Political History of Skirts and Pants La Maison Française 16 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
Sep 21
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CloZee 211 Iowa Ave Iowa City, IA 52240

PEN World Voices

PEN World Voices is America’s premier international literary festival, attracting the best known writers from across the globe. Since its founding, the festival has presented more than 1,800 writers and artists from 118 countries speaking 56 languages in venues across New York City in a weeklong series of literary events with a human rights focus. The Festival was founded by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the United States and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Resist and Reimagine.” Curator Chip Rolley explains,“For the first time in its history, we are deliberately training the Festival’s wide lens on America itself, probing the fissures and inconsistencies in our own culture, alongside those of writers visiting from overseas. We will examine different kinds of resistance—the internal and the external, the political and the personal—and tap into the imagination that is at the core of the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, joining together in a week that reaffirms our faith in the power of the word to transform our society, our politics, and our daily lives.”

The festival will be held from April 16-22. Participants include Francophone speakers Leïla SlimaniNégar DjavadiPénélope BagieuEdouard Elvis Bvouma, Magali Mougel, and Aristide Tarnagda.

 

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