May 3-5: Elias Khoury and Karl Ove Knausgaard at PEN World Voices NYC event5/4/2012
Elias Khoury and Karl Ove Knausgaard will be taking part in this year's PEN World Voices Festival!
Thursday, May 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m.: The New Censorship, with Karl Ove Knausgaard, Giannina Braschi, and Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, moderated by Albert Mobilio
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery St., NYC
Is the aim of anti-piracy legislation tantamount to censorship? As corporations move to the forefront in the quest for control over information and its flow, the battle over censorship has changed, and its newest champions are found not in the statehouse, but in the boardroom. At the heels of a booming public outcry against industry-backed copyright and anti-piracy bills in both the House and Senate, PEN invites a panel of authors to discuss their perspectives as creative writers and published authors.
Thursday, May 3, 8-9:30 p.m.: Understanding Egypt with Mona Eltahawy, Elias Khoury, and others
The School of Writing at The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St., NYC
Over a year has passed since Egypt's initial uprising, but the country is still facing unstable times and an uncertain future. What is really happening inside the most populous country in the Arab world? How accurate is the American media's portrayal of events as they unfold?
Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members and students with valid ID.
Friday, May 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
A Literary Safari: Elias Khoury, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Gabriela Adamesteanu, Haykanush Avetisyan, Kevin Barry, Giannina Braschi, Jaume Cabré, Deborah Dahl Edwardson, Wojciech Jagielski, Etgar Keret, Ángeles Mastretta, Ib Michael, Rikka Pulkkinen, Julya Rabinovich, Victoria Redel, Noëlle Revaz, Fernando Savater, Peter Schneider, Ruta Sepetys, and Colson Whitehead
Westbeth Gallery, Westbeth Center for the Arts, 155 Bank Street, NYC
Take an expedition to observe artists in their natural habitat as we take a rare peek inside Westbeth Center for the Arts Housing, the city’s oldest and largest artist community. Wander the hallways of this converted industrial space, map in hand, to find an entire evening’s worth of literary events. Enjoy intimate readings by Festival participants inside the homes of famous Westbeth residents and end the night hobnobbing over cocktails with your favorite authors at the event’s closing party inside Westbeth’s legendary gallery.
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Readings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members and students with valid ID; Westbeth residents admitted by donation.(866) 811-4111 or www.pen.org
Saturday, May 5, 8 - 9:30 p.m.
Messiah in Brooklyn: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Teju Cole, Jennifer Egan, Riikka Pulkkinen, Luc Sante, and others
51 Bergen Street
This event ties into Distorting (A Messiah Project, 13C), an art installation created by R. Justin Stewart and curated by Risa Shoup at The Invisible Dog Art Center. Writers will interact with this sculpture as they read about what we, as humans, are (or are not) perpetually waiting for Jennifer Egan, Karl O. Knausgaard, Luc Sante, and others will be reading.
Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members and students with valid ID 866-811-4111 or www.pen.org