Live Stream: They’re Watching Us: So What?

Is the same surveillance that is meant to protect us from danger also harming us? Are the NSA programs Edward Snowden has revealed inhibiting the way we think, speak,… More

Invisible Cities, Visible Cities

For many novelists, describing the city where a story takes place is as fundamental as providing a well-developed protagonist. This panel looks at how the city both limits and… More

Money and Translation

Is there anything we can do, as writers and translators, to break the causal chain of financial influence in the U.S. reception and publication of foreign literature? More

South Africa in Two Acts

Working with PEN chapters in South Africa, this panel focuses discussion on literature and accountability in the new South Africa. Does the literary community reflect the country’s demographics? Can… More

Children’s Literature: Braving Our Endangered World

Writers for children and young adults show how people interact with nature, and reveal the world as a fascinating and ever-changing place with troubles all its own—rising temperatures, shrinking… More

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