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The Power of the Pen: Does Writing Change Anything?


<p>April 18, 2005 | The Town Hall | New York City<br />
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With Margaret Atwood, Nuruddin Farah, Jonathan Franzen, Antonio Mu&ntilde;oz Molina, and Salman Rushdie; introduced by David Remnick.<br />
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The 20th century was a long quarrel between those determined that the answer should be yes and others who feared that the writer&rsquo;s engagement in the world would diminish art without improving politics. The goal of event is not to answer the question but rather to find the words with which we can begin to think it through.<br />
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 <strong>LISTEN TO SEGMENTS</strong><br />
&bull; Margaret Atwood reads &quot;The Tent&quot;; &quot;A Poor Woman Learns to Write&quot;<br />
 &bull; Nuruddin Farah reads from Maps<br />
 &bull; Jonathan Franzen<br />
 &bull; Antonio Mu&ntilde;oz Molina<br />
 &bull; Salman Rushdie<br />
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>> Read excerpts from this event in PEN America 7: World Voices</p>

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