World Press Freedom Day: Denver, CO
In partnership with BookBar, join PEN America Members and local journalists as they gather to celebrate and recognize World Press Freedom Day in Denver. They will be reading excerpts of important journalistic and literary pieces that emphasize the importance of the free press, culminating in the reading of PEN America’s Press Freedom Manifesto, which we hope will serve to inspire and unite writers across all genres at in support of journalism as a vital form of storytelling.
BookBar’s Open Mic sign-ups start at 4:30pm and the readings will begin at 5:00 pm. Featured storytellers will include:
Rowena Alegría, Chief Storyteller for the City & County of Denver
Dan Baer, Former U.S. ambassador and candidate for Senate
Tameca L Coleman, singer and multi-genre writer
The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided (including a World Press Freedom Day themed sangria!).