Pen World Voices Festival
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Listen to the Nigerian author's "Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture" talk here.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Is the pen mightier than the sword, or any number of other challenges? That’s what “A Working Day,” at the PEN World Voices Festival set out to explore on April 28.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
By Julia Botero
New Orleans manages to leave a mark, good or bad, on its tourists, natives, and those who've decided to take up roots there. Most people who visit have a great time, but many can attest to how the city's unique insular culture, history and traditions can be as frustrating as they are fascinating. As part of the 2011 Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature, five distinguished New Orleans writers — Sarah Broom, Richard Campanella, Nicholas Lemann, Fatima Sheik and Billy Sothern — recently read selections from their published books and essays.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Listen to the audio of a PEN World Voices Festival panel at the Standard Hotel. Writers and editors talked about the ways in which corporate publishing limited access to audiences, the pressure to mainstream, and editing as a form of censorship.
Friday, May 06, 2011
On a recent Tuesday, New York Public Radio's Jerome L. Greene Space hosted a literary salon as part of the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival. Download the talk, “From Russia with Love,” featuring Russian poetry, criticism, and classical music here.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
China watchers and writers Ian Buruma, Yan Lianke, Linda Polman, David Rieff, and Zha Jianying spoke at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature to discuss human rights in China at the Great Hall at Cooper Union.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Pen World Voices Festival opens in New York on Monday. The annual event is a bold reminder that writing is not just a leisure art resulting in a commodity, but an instrument of change, a tool for probing everything from revolution to the human psyche, and a vital bridge between nations and individuals.