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PEN America at BookExpo and BookCon 2019

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Join PEN America, alongside members of the publishing industry and book lovers from around the world, to unite in a celebration of the act of storytelling at BookExpo and BookCon in New York City.

Be sure to join us at Booth #1630 for the chance to meet PEN America staff, learn more about our work, and receive discounts on your membership and PEN America publications.

Don’t pass up the chance to meet your favorite authors, publishers, literary figures, and content creators. With a full calendar of panel discussions, screenings, lectures, and special podcasts, BookCon is a unique celebration of literary culture not to be missed!

Stop by Booth #1630 for discounted merchandise and to chat with our staff about the work PEN America does!

PEN Presents: Breaking the News 
4:15-5PM
Thursday, May 30
Downtown Stage, Book Expo

Heading into the 2020 presidential election, what is the state of press freedom in the United States? Journalists are under mounting threats, manipulation, fakery, and have been injected into the digital information space, and communities feel misrepresented or forgotten altogether in the public conversation. Is there hope for us to survive as an informed and engaged population, with a common understanding of the truth?

PEN America and Book Expo will co-host Breaking the News: Journalism in the Time of Trump, a panel discussion with Jim Rutenberg (The New York Times), Jason Johnson (The Root), and Suzanne Nossel (PEN America).

PEN Presents: The Good Immigrant 
2:15-2:50PM 
Sunday, June 2
Choice Stage, Book Con

PEN America partners with BookCon to present a panel discussion with the editors and contributors to The Good Immigrant, an anthology devoted to amplifying the voices of first and second-generation immigrants, and an intimate look at the narratives that are essential to the American experience today. With editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman, and contributors Jim St. Germain, Daniel José Older, and Fatima Farheen Mirza.

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