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The 2023 Globe Trot

A party for international literature at the Edison Ballroom! Join us for cocktails, music, and dancing following the WWB 20th Anniversary Gala. Please note that Globe Trot admission is included in the purchase of all tickets to the WWB Gala.
White text on a blue background reading Words Without Borders invites you to the Globe Trot. October...

The Globe Trot Committee:
Leticia Vila-Sanjuán (Chair)
Lupita Aquino
Alexa Frank
Mina Hamedi
Elianna Kan
Isabel Mendia
Catalina Trigo

WWB’s Globe Trot party, a celebration of international literature, is returning this fall! Join us for cocktails (and a full open bar!), music, and dancing following the Words Without Borders Gala. Featuring co-hosts Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Chain Gang All Stars), Vanessa Chan (The Storm We Made), Catherine Lacey (Biography of X), Raven Leilani (Luster), Daniel Saldaña Paris (Ramifications, translated by Christina MacSweeney), and Soje (translator of Lee Soho’s Catcalling).

October 25, 2023 | 9pm–11:30pm
Edison Ballroom | 240 W 47th St, New York, NY
Tickets | $50 in advance, $55 at the door
With music by DJ Herbert Holler (Freedom Party® NYC/My House)

Online ticket sales end 11:59 pm on October 22
Tickets will be on sale for cash or credit at the door.

Globe Trot admission is included in the purchase of all tickets to the WWB Gala. Purchase Gala tickets here.


Abeer Hoque, Blue Flower Arts, Coffee House Press, DJ Herbert Holler, Dorothy Parker Gin (courtesy of Toan Huynh and Jonathan Schorr), Marysue Rucci Books, Pantheon Books, Tilted Axis Press, W. W. Norton & Company

A note about COVID-19 safety

We encourage all attendees to be up to date on vaccinations and to take a rapid test the day of the event. If you test positive and/or have symptoms, please stay home. Masks are not required but are welcome and encouraged.

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