A Special Event of PEN World Voices Festival 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012 6:30pm check-in
7:00pm – 9:00pm readings and cocktails
Price: $15/$10 PEN Members and students
Phone: (212) 334-1660, ext. 120
This year marks the 8th edition of the PEN World Voices of International Literature Festival and features writers from Austria, Russia, Germany, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Mexico, Spain, Denmark, Israel, Iran, Bosnia, Romania, Colombia, and the United States, including: Tony Kushner, Herta Müller, Julya Rabinowich, Colson Whitehead, Salman Rushdie, Giannina Braschi, Yusef Komunyakaa, Edwardson, Stéphane Hessel , Edgar Morin, Jaume Cabré, Jennifer Egan, Wenguang Huang, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Wojciech Jagielski, Etgar Keret, Elias Khoury and many others.
On Friday, May 4, 2012 at 6:30pm, the public is invited to wander the hallways of Westbeth Center for the Arts, a converted industrial space, map in hand, to find an entire evening’s worth of literary events. Audience members will enjoy intimate readings by Pen Festival authors inside the homes of famous Westbeth residents and end the night at a cocktail reception with their favorite authors at the event’s closing party at Westbeth’s legendary art gallery.