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PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Literary Quest: Westbeth Edition

Alexandre Vidal Porto reads from his novel Sergio Y. Photo: Bruna Dantas Lobato. I grabbed a map of the Westbeth Artists Housing in the West Village and traced a plan for the evening of salon-style readings, part of the PEN World Voices Festival. On Thursday, April 28, residents of Westbeth opened their homes to sixteen authors from around the world who would share their work. My quest for great literature began in apartment 954H, where Brazilian novelist Alexandre Vidal Porto sat...

PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Translation Slam

Michael F. Moore, Abdellah Taïa, Emma Ramadan, and Chris Clarke. Photo: Alex Zucker. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Friday, April 29, Michael F. Moore hosted the Translation Slam for the PEN World Voices Festival. A festival favorite for nine years running, this year’s event featured WWB contributors Margaret B. Carson and Ezra E. Fitz translating Mexican poet Luis Felipe Fabre, and Chris Clarke and Emma Ramadan translating Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa. Luis Felipe...

PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Expats

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Jamaica Kincaid, Marlon James, Colum McCann, and Eric Banks. Photo: Bruna Dantas Lobato. The term “expatriate” is overburdened, too close to exile on the one hand and immigrant on the other. At the Instituto Cervantes on Wednesday, April 27, New York Institute for the Humanities director Eric Banks led a discussion on expat literature for the PEN World Voices Festival. The panel featured writers Jamaica Kincaid, Marlon James, Valeria Luiselli, Kwame...

Dispatches from the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

Photo: Bruna Dantas Lobato The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature returned for its twelfth year. This year's focus was Mexican literature. Below are dispatches by Bruna Dantas Lobato, who covered the festival for WWB, and you can find WWB's itinerary and reading list here. APRIL 27, 2016 PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Expats With WWB contributor Valeria Luiselli, as well as Kwame...

Our PEN World Voices Festival Itinerary

Photo: Beowulf Sheehan/PEN Word Voices Festival of International Literature, 2015 The 12th edition of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will take place from April 25 – May 1 in venues around New York City. The festival brings together over 150 international writers and translators, many of whom have contributed to Words Without Borders. Below are some of the events that we are especially excited about, along with links to...

PEN World Voices Festival: Master Class with Eduardo Galeano

"I learned the art of writing and the art of storytelling in the cafés of Montevideo," said the great and loved Eduardo Galeano during his hour-long conversation with Jessica Hagedorn Saturday night. It was as though all 500 of us at the filled-to-capacity auditorium at the New School were transported to those cafés, listening to the master tell his tales. Much of the evening Galeano spoke about and read from his new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History,...

The Week in Translation

what: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature when: April 29-May 5 where: NYC more info: http://ow.ly/kwLcr what: The Bridge Series: Turkish translators Erdağ Göknar and Aron Aji when: Thursday, May 2, 7pm where: McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY more info: http://ow.ly/ky1YK Lorca in New York: A Celebration: the largest-ever festival in North America celebrating the work of acclaimed Spanish poet and playwright Federico García...

Can Literature Bear Witness?

As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, Herta Müller spent an afternoon at NYU's Deutsches Haus on May 3 to discuss whether it's possible for literature to bear witness. When I arrived at the venue, the main floor was packed, which I expected for a Nobel Prize winner. I did not expect, though, to receive a printed, stapled, ten-page, single-spaced English version of her speech translated by Philip Boehm, who is also the translator of her recently released The Hunger...

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