New York’s Largest Spanish Weekly Newspaper, April 25, 2016 – As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, artist Sheryl Oring creates a modern day typing pool in Bryant Park with typists who will listen to messages for the presidential candidates from passersby—and type their messages using vintage manual typewriters. The messages, typed on postcards, will be mailed to the U.S. presidential candidates and excerpts will be shared with the public during readings held throughout the day at Bryant Park.

Oring has been presenting “I Wish to Say” performances around the country since 2004. Typically, the anachronistic sight of the typewriters and the sound of the rhythmic clicking stops people in their tracks, prompting engagement—and, ultimately, a retro message with worn lettering on an index card, expressing an opinion or plea to a candidate. More than 100 volunteers will be part of the performance.

Where: Bryant Park spanning 40th and 42nd Streets,

and Fifth & Sixth Avenues New York, NY

When: April 26, 2016

12:30pm to 6:30pm

Public readings every half hour from 1pm to 6:30pm

Rain date: April 27, 2016

About PEN World Voices Festival: Founded by Salman Rushdie in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the U.S. and the world, PEN World Voices is one of the largest international literary festival in the world. It attracts the world’s best-known writers and has garnered broad global acclaim as one of the world’s premier literary events. Since its founding 12 years ago, PEN World Voices has presented more than 1,500 writers and artists from 118 countries, speaking 56 languages.

The 2016 Festival brings together artists and public intellectuals from around the globe for events spanning the City, April 25-May 1.

For the 2016 schedule of events and ticket information, visit: