Three months ago I heard Salman Rushdie speak at the PEN World Voices Festival. He said: “A poem cannot stop a bullet. A novel can’t defuse a bomb … But we are not helpless … We can sing the truth & name the liars.” We must tell better stories than the tyrants.
"ARC and @PENamerica extend our thoughts to Henry Reese from @cityofasylum Pittsburgh, our close and beloved partner and ARC advisory committee member, who sustained injuries while moderating the event with Salman Rushdie earlier today." - Julie Trébault, ARC