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PEN America Winter 2018 Authors’ Evening with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

This dinner will be hosted by Victoria Ward and Richard Cohen at their Upper East Side home on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will discuss his body of work and his latest book, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro, a collection of vignettes about the black experience in the United States and around the globe.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual who currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Seating at this dinner will be limited and available by making a donation to PEN America.

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings in New York City. Please visit the Authors’ Evenings webpage for our full calendar of dinners.

Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings dinners support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.

Please contact Florencia Varela at fvarela@pen.org for more information.

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