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Beyond Margins: A Critical Perspective

October 15 | Housing Works Used Bookstore Café | NYC

With Joseph Marshall III, Ibrahim Ahmad, Margo Jefferson, and  Rigoberto González; moderated by Jane Ciabattari.

PEN American Center and the National Book Critics Circle present a panel discussion in conjunction with the 2008 Beyond Margins Celebration on the critic’s role in championing the works of writers of color.

Panelists:
Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer award-winning critic
Rigoberto González, writer, NBCC board member
Jabari Assim, editor, scholar in Residence of U of Illinois
Joseph Marshall III, writer, winner of a 2008 PEN Beyond Margins Award
Ibrahim Ahmad, Akashic Books, editor of two 2008 PEN Beyond Margins award-winning books by Chris Abani and Amari Baraka
Jane Ciabattari, NBCC president and PEN member

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