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PEN America at BookExpo and BookCon 2018

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

If you plan to attend BookExpo and BookCon, be sure to stop by PEN America’s booth (#1842) to meet PEN America staff, receive updates on our ongoing literary and advocacy work, or renew your membership with a special discount. We’ll also have some exciting new swag and back issues of PEN America: A Journal for Writers & Readers and the Glossolalia translation journal!

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!

On Thursday, May 31 at 12:30pm PEN America and Book Expo will co-host a panel discussion entitled “PEN America Presents: Can Free Speech be Saved?” with Jill Abramson (The Merchants of Truth: The Business of Facts and the Future of News), DeRay Mckesson (On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope), and Jose Antonio Vargas (Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen). Speakers will explore the ongoing debate around free speech and the ways in which it is appropriated across the political spectrum and in the public square.

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