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World Voices Festival 2023

The PEN World Voices Literary Festival is the premier celebration of international literature in the United States, a landmark event on New York City’s, and now Los Angeles’s, cultural calendar. Join us live and in person in New York City and Los Angeles from May 10-13, 2023 for four days with more than 80 writers from 25 countries who will be featured in 30 cross-cultural exchanges and events—from lively debates that delve into the most pressing issues of our time, to intimate conversations that awaken us to the quiet beauty and power of literature. An engaging program of talks, panels, conversations, and performances draws a vibrant and diverse crowd of socially engaged and intellectually curious New Yorkers and LA audiences, who are eager to be challenged, inspired and entertained.

Photos courtesy Beowulf Sheehan (NYC) & Randy Shropshire (LA). All rights reserved.