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  • 2015 World Voices Festival Opening Night (full video)

    For this flagship event, speakers gave original, lyrical, and humorous insights for what the world will look like in the year 2050.

  • Africa in Two Acts (audio)

    Africa steps into the spotlight for this two-part event, designed to reveal hidden literary and political realities. Act I: Distinguished author and philosopher Achille Mbembe delivers remarks on...

  • Prayer and Meditation with Edwidge Danticat (video)

    For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists took to the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

  • Queer Futures (video)

    Informative and inspirational, this conversation surveyed the landscape of the burgeoning African gay rights movement and the role of literature in this struggle for human rights.

  • Memoir and Memory (full video)

    Where does memory end and imagination begin? Autobiographical writing has occupied many of the most eloquent minds of our time. A panel of brilliant, envelope-pushing memoirists examines what...

Jun,25 2015

Take a look at some of the moving, funny, and inspiring acceptance speeches of the 2015 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony.

Jun,04 2015

To celebrate the launch of his memoir "Bobby Wonderful," author Bob Morris took to the PEN DIY stage to round off the DIY season with a poignant and funny talk titled "How to Deal with Regret."

May,19 2015

Charlie Hebdo's Editor-in-Chief Gerard Biard and film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret, in conversation with Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN American Center, and Ed Berenson, NYU's Director of the Institute of French Studies.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This panel discussed the Armenian Genocide and its significance as a "dark paradigm" for later attempts by governments to silence writers and cultural leaders.

May,19 2015

This celebration of the late Martinican writer, poet, and cultural commentator brings together Kaiama Glover, Achille Mbembe and Véronique Tadjo to discuss his intriguing work.

May,19 2015

A conversation between photographer Reiner Leist and Hlonipha Mokoena, professor of anthropology at Columbia University.

May,19 2015

In this panel, a group of distinguished international authors discuss their thoughts on the Diaspora. Featuring Rashidah Ismaili, Abdourahman Waberi, Kerry Young, and Cormac James.

May,18 2015

With Véronique Tadjo and Rashidah Ismaili. Co-hosted by NYU Africa House and the Institute of African American Affairs. A part of The Literary Mews

May,18 2015

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

May,18 2015

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

May,18 2015

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

May,18 2015

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

May,18 2015

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

May,18 2015

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

May,18 2015

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists takes the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations.

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