Articles tagged "Pen World Voices Festival 2013"


PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: Palestinian Writers in Conversation

The decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict has yielded many harrowing developments, but none, arguably, more absurd than the un-improvable bit of legal coinage that deemed a portion of Israel’s…...

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: “Bones will Crow”

To celebrate the publication of Bones Will Crow, an anthology of Burmese poetry, poets Zeyar Lynn, Khin Aung Aye and James Byrne joined Philip Howze for a conversation and reading at The Public Theater…...

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: The Translation Slam

The Translation Slam has become a popular tradition in the PEN World Voices Festival, and this year’s event saw a full house at The Public Theater on Friday evening. For years it was held at the…...

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: Haiti in Two Acts

When an earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, among the 300,000 killed were Georges Anglade, the president of PEN Haiti, and his wife Mireille Neptune. Today novelist Jean-Euphèle Milcé…...

PEN World Voices Festival: Master Class with Eduardo Galeano

"I learned the art of writing and the art of storytelling in the cafés of Montevideo," said the great and loved Eduardo Galeano during his hour-long conversation with Jessica Hagedorn Saturday night.…...

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: A Literary Safari

My safari began in apartment 101A. Czech writer Michal Ajvaz sat beneath a Matisse print in a corner of the living room. It was almost 7:00 p.m. and the only seat I could find was on the floor, eye level…...

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: Speaking in Tongues

At the Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, Speaking in Tongues: A Poetry Reading opened with an introduction from Creative Writing in Spanish Director Mariela Dreyfus, who spoke about the historic thread…...

Mia Couto in Conversation with Anderson Tepper

what: Mia Couto the bestselling author of Sleepwalking Land and The Tuner of Silences, joins Vanity Fair‘s Anderson Tepper in conversation. Drinks and light refreshments…...

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: “Speaking in Languages on the Edge”

The Speaking in Languages on the Edge event, held on May 1, featured Gillian Clarke, Joy Harjo, Natalio Hernandez, and Bob Holman. There are approximately 6,000 languages in the world, and more than half…...

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: “The Critic’s Global Voice”

The Critic's Global Voice event, featuring Jean-Euphèle Milcé, Ursula Krechel, and Mikhail Shishkin (moderated by Albert Mobilio), took place on Wednesday, May 1. Reports of…...