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The 2012 Words without Borders Benefit

October 30, 2012 6:00 pm


UPDATE: The Words without Borders 2012 Benefit Dinner has been canceled due to severe weather. We thank you all for your support and understanding.

We invite you to join Words without Borders on October 30, 2012, in celebration of literature’s power to connect individuals across linguistic, cultural, and national boundaries. This year’s event will include a tribute to James H. Ottaway, Jr., our founding chair, for his leadership during the formative years of Words without Borders. Leon Botstein, noted conductor and President of Bard College, will introduce Mr. Ottaway. We will also celebrate the literature and culture of China, with a short reading of contemporary Chinese writing by Wenguang Huang, author of the memoir The Little Red Guard (Riverhead 2012), of contemporary Chinese writing. 

Chair: Teresa Melhado

Host Committee: Dominick Anfuso, Maria B. Campbell, Kim Elliman, Jonathan Galassi, Alane Salierno Mason, James H. Ottaway, Jr., Michael Pietsch, Jonathan Schorr, Samantha Schnee, and Margo Viscus

Table Hosts: André Aciman, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Carmen Boullosa, Peter Cameron, Jonathan Franzen, Francisco Goldman, Edith Grossman, Wenguang Huang, Katie Kitamura and Hari Kunzru, George Packer and Laura Secor, Roxana Saberi, Hannah Tinti, and Eliot Weinberger

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