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Thank You Caro Llewellyn!

By Bud Parr

From The Literary Saloon, we see that Caro Llewellyn, who has headed the PEN World Voices Festival in past years, is leaving for a new position in Melbourne.

The way I understand it, planning for one festival begins about a week after the last one - it's a big job and when you're swirling among the great force of international authors, the events and parties, it's pretty amazing that anyone has been able to put that all together. She's done a fantastic job bringing writers from over 50 countries to the U.S., the effect of which can be nothing less than profound. We at Words Without Borders wish her the best luck on her new endeavor and thank her for her past efforts.

Next year's festival, "Evolution/Revolution" will pose the question "how does the world change, how do we change?" in a "year of particularly apt anniversaries—Galileo's telescope (1609), Darwin's Origin of Species (1859), the Cuban Revolution (1959), the collapse of communism across Eastern Europe (1989), Tiananmen Square Massacre (1989). We'll be there.

See the Saloon's post for links to articles.

Published Dec 17, 2008   Copyright 2008 Bud Parr

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