Writing Wrongs, Righting Wrongs

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 3:00am to 6:30am

Writing Wrongs, Righting Wrongs


As part of The Seventh Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature, authors discuss the core truths of coming-of-age: it is always done alone; it occurs under a shadow of betrayal, of loss—of some failure in the workings of the world; it demands both resilience and change. True coming-of-age comes of hardship, but the authors share writings that tell how much sweetness may be claimed, even out of bitter experience.

Participating authors include: Lemon Anderson, Michele Carlo, Major Jackson, Tayari Jones, Rachel McKibbens, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Salman Rushdie, Kyung-sook Shin, and more.

10th Avenue Square
On the High Line at West 16th Street

FREE, RSVP required. For information on bringing your class to this event, please contact Stacy Leigh at (212) 334-1660, extension 109.

All ages

This High Line Public Program is presented as part of The Seventh Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature. Between April 25 and May 1, 2011, more than 100 writers from 40 nations convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the writer’s voice as a bold and vital element of public discourse. Dare to view the world from a fresh perspective at stages across the city, including the festival’s hubs -- The Standard, New York and the High Line. The program features panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, readings, performances, and much more. For a full listing of the festival's programs, please visit www.pen.org/festival.

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