“Break Out” illustration in background; on top, Kaveh Akbar’s headshot and name

Break Out: An Interview with Kaveh Akbar

A conversation with Kaveh Akbar, who will be performing Terry Hedin’s “El Reno” in our “Break Out” awards celebration, about the privilege and responsibility of performing another person’s work. More

On left: Headshots of Nikole Hannah-Jones, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Imbolo Mbue, and Maria Hinojosa. On right: “Power to the People” and list of participant names on top of assorted colorful shapes

TONIGHT: Join us for opening night of the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival!

Featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Imbolo Mbu, and Maria Hinojosa, this conversation confronts questions of how to reconcile our collective pasts, challenging and reframing contested histories underlying today’s inequities.

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