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New York City: Pen World Voices Festival Of International Literature. Over 150 writers representing 30 countries will be in New York City for the 12th Annual Pen World Voices Festival. Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosely, Lyidia Cacho, Salman Rushdie, Michael Musto and Guillermo Gomez-Pena are just some of the writers that are scheduled to appear throughout the week-long event. In addition to the many panels and readings, the festival will celebrate Mexico’s literary culture and feature stories centering around migration, the border and national identity. A must see event for any lover of literature. The Pen World Voices Festival Of International Literature will take place from April 25th through May 1st. You can go to for a complete schedule of events, locations, and more information.