Noam Chomsky on Threats to Humanity

Noam Chomsky addresses the future of humanity and the threats posed by climate change in this clip from the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival. More

Makers

"I feel like we raised the bar on history reports." "And puppet shows." "I could make puppets all day long." "That's cuz we're Makers, Tess." "Yeah, Makers." ... More

The M Word Stories: Nasrin Akter

I grew up in a neighborhood of immigrants, where we all understood each other as multicultural and bilingual. We had questions about each other's cultures and customs, but we… More

Sam Shepard Reads from Motel Chronicles

Today we share a clip from the 2007 PEN World Voices Festival in which the late, great Sam Shepard reads an excerpt from his short story collection Motel Chronicles. More

Roxane Gay on Diversity in Publishing

In anticipation of the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival, today we share a clip from the 2016 festival in which Hunger author Roxane Gay discusses issues of diversity in… More