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PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

April 25-May 1, 2011

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Multiple venues in New York City
Price: Free to $30
contact: www.pen.rg/festival

More than 100 writers from 40 nations will convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the writer’s voice as a bold and vital element both on the page and in public discourse. Chaired by Salman Rushdie and created in 2001 as one means of combating American cultural isolationism, the Festival will include panels, lectures, readings, one-on-one conversations, and readings at venues across the city, including the festival’s hubs -- The Standard, New York and the High Line. The stellar line-up of authors will include Gioconda Belli, Harold Bloom, Ernesto Cardenal, Deborah Eisenberg, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Hanif Kureishi, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Andrea Levy, Amélie Nothomb, Cynthia Ozick, Elif Shafak, Wallace Shawn, Vladimir Sorokin, Wole Soyinka, Irvine Welsh, and Edmund White, among many others.
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Opening Night: Written on Water
When: Monday, April 25
Where: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61,
W. 23rd St. & Hudson River, New York City
What time: 7:30 p.m.

With Gioconda Belli, Iva Bittová, Mircea Cărtărescu, Deborah Eisenberg, Evan Fallenberg, Malcolm Gladwell, Hanif Kureishi, Andrea Levy, Agi Mishol, Amélie Nothomb, Salman Rushdie, Wallace Shawn, Vladimir Sorokin, and Liao Yiwu.

Get a glimpse of the week-long celebration of world literature at Chelsea Piers' stunning Lighthouse with a stellar lineup of authors and actors, including Festival Chair Salman Rushdie and Malcolm Gladwell, a duo-reading by Wallace Shawn and Deborah Eisenberg, a special appearance by renowned Czech violinist-vocalist Iva Bittová, and readings from the PEN Prison Writing Program. The festivities will include an impromptu fashion show of must-have literary t-shirts For more info

Tickets: $30/$20 PEN Members. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit ovationtix.com

How to Start a Revolution (in the Library): Authors Defect from Corporate Publishing
When: Wednesday, April 27
Where: High Line Room, The Standard, 848 Washington Street
What time: 7 p.m.

With Carmen Bullosa, Ben Greenman, Dale Peck, Mykola Riabchuk, Amy Scholder, Monika Zgustova and Lisa Dierbeck.For more info

Tickets: $10. Call (866) 811-4111 or www.pen.org

When: Thursday, April 28
Where: The Cooper Union, Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St. , New York City
What time: 9:15 p.m.

With Human Rights Project’s Tom Keenan, media theorist Geert Lovink, Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy Ian Buruma, and policy analyst David Rieff. For more info

Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members, students with valid ID. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit ovationtix.com*Note: Purchase tickets to both Cooper Union events Thursday night for $20/$15 PEN Members, students.* Co-sponsored by Bard College and The Cooper Union

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