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A Tribute to Grace Paley


Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.

—Grace Paley

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Where: The Great Hall of Cooper Union: Cooper Square, New York City
What time: 7 p.m.

With: Michael Cunningham, Eve Ensler, Amy Hempel, Walter Mosley, Richard Price, Katha Pollitt, Francine Prose, Victoria Redel, Scott Spencer, Sonia Sanchez, Vera B. Williams

PEN celebrates the life of Grace Paley, whose generous spirit animated all her writing, as well as her deep engagement with social and political issues. Whether she was fighting for equal rights for women or protesting American foreign policy, Grace was a tireless defender of free expression and human rights. This compassion and vitality animated her poetry and short stories, making her one of America’s most influential and beloved writers.    PHOTO GALLERY
Copyright © 2007 Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center


  Entire Event (1:51:18)   Francine Prose (4:20)   Nora Paley (3:55)   Jerry Alberelli (9:09)   Victoria Redel (8:39)   Scott Spencer (7:19)   Sonia Sanchez (8:37)   Michael Cunningham (6:17)   Katha Pollitt (14:13)   Richard Price (10.20)   Eve Ensler (8:55)   Walter Mosley (8:01)   Vera Williams (16:37)