Posts tagged “pen voices”
May 1, 2009
May 1, 7:30pm, 92nd Street Y, Unterberg Poetry Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York.
Featuring Bernardo Atxaga (Spain), Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe), Mariken Jongman (Netherlands), Michael Ondaatje (Sri Lanka/Canada), Daniel Sada (Mexico), Hwang Sok-yong (Korea), Antonio Tabucchi (Italy), and Colm Tóibín (Ireland).
Tickets $20, $15 for PEN members. Contact www.smarttix.com or call 212.868.4444.
April 30, 2009
April 30, 9pm, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York City.
Participants: Eszter Babarczy, Jose Dalisay, Nick Flynn, Sergio Ramírez, Hwang Sok-yong, János Térey, and Paul Verhaeghen. Co-sponsored by the ACLU and Joe’s Pub.
June 5, 1989: an unidentified man faces down a column of tanks a day after
hundreds are massacred in Tiananmen Square. It is one of the most enduring images
from that spring of ferment and rebellion, and an iconic representation of a timeless
and universal gesture: individual, nonviolent resistance to tyrannical authority. Join
writers and artists from around the world for an evening of literature celebrating the
power of one person, one body, one imagination to stand against the state.
Tickets are $15, $10 to PEN/ACLU members. To purchase, check www.joespub.com or call 212.967.7555.
April 29, 2009
April 29, 6-7:30pm, Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Participants: Jose Dalisay, Hwang Sok-yong, Khet Mar, and Susan Rosenberg. Moderated by Jackson Taylor.
Even for those with a limited sentence, the deforming pressure of incarceration affects the mind, body, and spirit. Here, four writers each with personal experiences of the prison system—some as political detainees—will discuss the influence of that exile on their work.
Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the PEN Prison Writing Committee.