PEN World Voices is America’s only international literary festival, attracting the best known writers from across the globe. Since its founding, more than 1,500 writers and artists from 118 countries and speaking 56 languages have participated in venues across New York City for this week-long series of literary events with a human rights focus. The festival was founded by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts in the aftermath of September 11 with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the US and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.
With Francisco Cantú, Sarah Gerard, and Joy Harjo
Moderated by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Co-presented by BAM and PEN America
Part of PEN World Voices Festival