in New York City to celebrate the written word in action.
Engage with literature in bold and unexpected ways and discover
how words can be amplified through music, theater, puppetry, film, and much more.
Why does Christopher Hitchens matter? Did the man and his methods overshadow his ideas? Join Graydon Carter, Victor S. Navasky, George Packer, Katha Pollit, and Ian Buruma to celebrate the life and work of this essential voice. Event details
Dialogue Series: Jennifer Egan on How to Create Your Own Rules
In the second installment of our Dialogue Series, “What to Do With Literature,” the Pulitzer Prize–winning Jennifer Egan will explore the role of structure in writing and reading, sharing her perspective on the “rules” and her process in bending them. Event details
Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture
PEN World Voices Festival founder Salman Rushdie will examine the many faces of censorship in contemporary society and the role of the author within a climate of forced silence and intolerance. The lecture will be followed by a unique Q & A with Gary Shteyngart. Event details