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Annual General Meeting: Los Angeles Livestream Convening

Join us and fellow LA-based members for the Los Angeles livestream of PEN America’s Annual General Meeting and a timely conversation with Arab-American fiction and nonfiction writer Zaina Arafat; journalist and translator Yair Rosenberg; journalist, editor, and cultural critic Judith Shulevitz; writer and former Director of the Arab-Israeli Project at the International Crisis Group Nathan Thrall; and author, lawyer, and equity advocate Kenji Yoshino as we interrogate the challenge of keeping civic discourse alive amid deep schisms. The discussion will examine the ripple effects of the conflict on the cultural, academic, and literary ecosystem in the United States. Through this conversation, we will endeavor to cultivate a space where writers and thinkers can navigate fraught topics by demonstrating a willingness to listen, engage, and learn.

Gather with PEN America members in the Los Angeles area as we participate in the discussion via livestream and continue the conversation during a post-program reception and holiday toast.