The Eighth Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature New York City, April 30-May 6, 2012

Saturday, May 5th – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

Steve Bell Goes to America

Participants:  An interview with Steve Bell & Keith Gessen

Where: The School of Writing at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St., New York City 

Cartoonist Steve Bell has been lampooning Her Majesty’s Government since the early days of Margaret Thatcher. His weekly strip in The Guardian is a staple of British political discourse, and has been drawing outrage from the office of the Prime Minister to the House of Commons for over 30 years. With the U.S. Presidential election just around the corner, Bell offers a ferocious take on the American political landscape. For more information, Click here

PEN World Voices of International Literature, New York, April 30-May 6, 2012 — Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Michael Cunningham, E. L. Doctorow, Jennifer Egan, Aleksandar Hemon, Etgar Keret, Tony Kushner, Philipe Levine, Claire Messud, Herta Müller, Francine Prose, Salman Rushdie, Luc Sante, Marjane Satrapi, Sonia Sanchez, Ludmilla Ulitskaya, Kronos Quartet, Elevator Repair Service, and many more — 100 writers from 25 nations convene in New York to celebrate the power of 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. The program features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings at venues crisscrossing the city, from Harlem to Wall Street.  www.pen.org/festival

*Good Literature is Liberating*