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Justice and Literature

With: Moustafa Bayoumi, Gordon Korman, Susan Kuklin, and others; moderated by Jackson Taylor

The quiet emergence of prison as a premier American institution has not gone unnoticed. Writers are exploring our society’s uneasy relationship with its own laws and institutions in thoughtful works. Through books and articles, they are moving public discourse on justice into new territory.

PEN Prison Writing Director Jackson Taylor moderates a panel talk with authors Moustafa Bayoumi, Gordon Korman, Susan Kuklin, and other guests. They consider the ways that literature helps readers of all ages talk about crime, due process, incarceration, rehabilitation, and social issues.

The presentation will include readings, panel discussion and audience Q&A, followed by a book signing. Books by the panelists will be distributed to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.