An Around the World Reading

The baldheaded man leapt to the stage at Joe’s Pub in Greenwich Village. Tommy Wieringa, a highly respected author from the Netherlands, chatted amiably with the largely American crowd… More

Living Next to the Enemy

In many countries that have been wracked by ethnic cleansing or a civil war, the victims of torture, and the people who tortured them, still live too close for… More

PEN World Voices as Change Agent

It was almost seven years ago when I met then PEN executive director Michael Roberts and translator extraordinaire Esther Allen for drinks at the Washington Square Hotel to talk… More

Global Voices at the PEN Festival

Salman Rushdie and Patti Smith were just two of the many literary stars who kicked off the 2010 Pen World Voices Festival at The 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry… More

Patti Smith On the Circuit

If you're on the benefit circuit these slightly humid days of May, one unexpected person you might run into on a more than regular basis is the singer-songwriter Patti… More

Wydarzenia~Events

Chopin Theatre, Polish Cultural Institute NY and Seminary Bookstore welcome Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk, one of the brightest literary talents to emerge in East and Central Europe since communism’s… More