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PEN America at the 2019 Hay Forum Dallas

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In partnership with The Wild Detectives and Hay Festival, PEN America is thrilled to be part of one of the most anticipated literary and cultural events in the City of Dallas this fall! For their 2019 edition, Hay Forum Dallas will center on the theme of pushing boundaries, highlighting emerging and critical perspectives of the world we live in while re-imagining different directions we can take going forward. PEN America will co-present panels that bring together in dialogue figures from an array of fields such as journalism, literature, activism, and music. We are proud to present curated conversations for this year’s convening that are not only timely for our public consciousness but that invites the audience to re-imagine what is possible. 

Confirmed presenters include PEN America Member and award-winning author Ben Fountain, as well as Yásnaya Elena Aguilar, linguist, translator, human rights activist, and Ayuujk researcher; Jon Lee Anderson, biographer, investigative reporter, war correspondent, and staff writer for The New YorkerLuis Felipe Fabre, poet and essayist; Cristina Rivera Garza, professor and award-winning author best known for her fictional work such as Nadie me verá llorar (No One Will See Me Cry); John Gibler, journalist and author; Óscar Martínez, writer and journalist for ElFaro.net, the first online newspaper in Latin America; Dianne Solis, foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal and Texas-based reporter with the Dallas Morning NewsMiriam Toews, writer best known for her novels A Complicated Kindness and All My Puny Sorrows; and Leni Zumas, author of the national best-selling novel Red Clocks

Stay tuned for more event details! This event is free of charge and open to the public. Learn more about the festival here.