Though it coincides with “reading week,” the PEN World Voices book festival is next week in the city. Launched in 2005, it carries the kind of establishment that usually belongs to earlier-founded events.

The full lineup is here, including both American voices (Francine Prose, Paul Auster, Colson Whitehead) and international ones (Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Aleksander Hemon [also of the U.S.]).

While the festival is a recent creation, the institution itself, the PEN American Center, describes itself as “the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization.” It was founded in 1922 -a year after the League of Nations, also a response to World War I – and Norman Mailer, Susan Sontag, and Salman Rushdie have been past presidents.

This year marks the organization’s 90th anniversary, which means that the festival will be given extra care and attention by those who manage it. It’s likely that they’ve allocated a bigger fund for this year, which means bigger events, more authors, etc.

The event runs entirely through next week, from April 30 to May 6, with daily performances. And these are more than your regular readings: Register for a puppet-making worship and learn how to “create giant puppets for  … the High Line,” among other shenanigans.