Prayer and Meditation (full video)

For this contemplative evening, an assembly of writers and artists took to the stage to read their original, deeply personal prayers and meditations. More

Writing Gender (video)

A panel of venerated African authors and editors goes beyond the clichés to address the role of gender in the creation of art. More

Armenian Genocide: A Dark Paradigm (full video)

This panel discusses the Armenian Genocide—a glimpse into the darkest regions of the human soul—and its significance as a “dark paradigm” for later attempts by governments to silence writers… More

Pen World Voices, Which African Voices?

There are, without a doubt, some fabulous writers coming to the 2015 PEN World Voices events, set for May 4-10 in New York City. The list of headlining writers… More

PEN World Voices Festival Opens ‘On the Edge’

The 10th annual PEN World Voices Festival got underway Monday night with a series of brief politically focused speeches by prominent international writers at the Great Hall at Cooper… More