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KANEKO Passages Series with Jennifer Egan

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The KANEKO Passages Program, in partnership with PEN America, is thrilled to present a conversation and exploration on the intersection of literature and human rights alongside PEN America president and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan. To kick-off the discussion, Egan will present on the mission of PEN America: “uniting writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defending the liberties that make it possible.”

This program is part of a two-day event with Jennifer Egan, co-presented by The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha Public Library, and KANEKO press. The KANEKO Passages Program is KANEKO’s newest Core Literary Program, a collaboration between KANEKO and the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Both events are free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel, Manhattan Beach, was published in October 2017 and was a New York Times bestseller.

The KANEKO Passages Program is the core literary program at KANEKO that seeks to intersect and expand all offerings and forms of creative literary activities across the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan area. Passages programming includes critical readings, interactive writing workshops and sessions, and events featuring accomplished and diverse authors.