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[VIRTUAL] PEN America at the Dallas Literary Festival

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This month, the PEN America Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter is proud to present a series of events as part of the Dallas Literary Festival. This virtual festival features a variety of incredible authors, poets, and journalists speaking about their work. Check out the events below and be sure to register through the event page to receive Zoom details.


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Family, Fiction, and Fever Dreams: A Strange Object Presents Farthest South
Saturday, March 27, 2021
4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Join the Dallas Literary Festival and PEN America Dallas/Fort Worth for a conversation with Ethan Rutherford, author of Farthest South and Other Stories, and Jill Meyers, editorial director of A Strange Object and cofounder of Lit Crawl Austin.


A split frame image; on the left, Julie Lythcott-Haims smiles wearing glasses and a white shirt; on the right, Laura Harris smiles

What Does it Mean to Be an Adult
Sunday, March 28, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

Join the Dallas Literary Festival and PEN America Dallas/Fort Worth for a conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims, CBS This Morning contributor and author of How to Raise an Adult, and Laura Harris, Emmy Award-winning coanchor of NBC 5 Today. This conversation will feature an introduction by Lauren Embrey, president of the Embrey Family Foundation.


Grid with seven author headshots; from left to right, on top is Simon Han, Jenny Bhatt, A. Kendra Greene, Seraphina Nova Glass; on the bottom, from left to right, is Sebastian Hasani Paramo, Mike Soto, Matt Morton

LitNight Reading Series: Dallas Debut Authors
Sunday, March 28, 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm CT

PEN America Dallas/Fort Worth is proud to present the LitNight Reading Series with Dallas debut authors. Featured writers include Sebastián H. Páramo, poet and founding editor of THE BOILER (moderator); Jenny Bhatt, author of Each of Us Killers; A. Kendra Greene, author of The Museum of Whales You Will Never See; Seraphina Nova Glass, author of Someone’s Listening; Simon Han, author of Nights When Nothing Happened; Matt Morton, author of Improvisation Without Accompaniment; and Mike Soto, author of A Grave Is Given Supper.

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