We’re very pleased to be a part of 3 events at this year’s PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, held annually in New York City. I’ll be moderating the first event on Apr 30 and is for high school students (details here) and includes authors Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Michalopoulou, Patricia McCormick, Kashmira Sheth, and Jutta Richter.
We host an event open to the public on Saturday May 3rd – World Press Freedom Day. Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, introduces “News from the Hub” a discussion with Yousef Al-Mohaimeed, Thant Myint-U, and Uzodinma Iweala. Our very own Sameer Padania will moderate this conversation from 1-2:30pm during which the authors will use videos from the Hub to “debate the role of writing and new technologies in protecting and expanding human rights.”
WITNESS supporters get a discount to attend – tickets are only $8 each with this discount. Visit this page and follow the link to purchase and type in PENMEM when prompted.
We’re also participating in BOMB Magazine’s event Thursday May 1st – “Writing Home, Finding Refuge” – we’re asking you to contribute a question – either via text, video or audio – that will be asked at the event. Check out the page on the Hub for details about authors participating in the conversation and to contribute a question!