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Edward Said: Plurality and Unity

In this 1989 reading in support and defense of Salman Rushdie, Edward Said speaks to the role of pluralism in a contemporary, hybrid society. More

Breakout: Voices From the Inside

Featuring award-winning prose and poetry from the 2015 PEN Prison Writing Contest, read by Khalil Cumberbatch, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Siri Hustvedt, Mitchell S. Jackson, Dawn Lundy Martin, Jeffrey Toobin,… More

A Thank You from Khadija Ismayilova

On May 25, 2016, Khadija Ismayilova, winner of the 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, was released on probation and granted a suspended sentence in a Supreme Court… More

Ninety Minutes, Three Minds

A tête-à-tête with Ethiopian-born Israeli author Dalia Betolin-Sherman, Prix Goncourt recipient Andrei Makine, and Burhan Sönmez, award-winning Turkish author who escaped Turkey with assistance from the Freedom from Torture… More

The Literary Mews

Global bazaar meets county fair at this fourth annual festival within the Festival. Discover a world of literature, performances, and music on NYU’s beautiful Washington Mews, and its International… More

Translation Slam

What happens when a poem migrates into another language, not just once but twice? Find out at this Festival favorite, where poets, translators, and audience members square off in… More

Reclaiming Our Narratives: Chike Frankie Edozien

Nigerian-born journalist Chike Frankie Edozien, who has written on government and health issues—especially the impact of HIV/AIDS among Africans—shares and discusses his work. Currently working on a memoir, Edozien… More

Dancing with Words and Pictures (Part Two)

Kids watch the José Limón Dance Company perform excerpts from Limón’s classic, The Winged, participate in a movement workshop, and join in a conversation with the author and illustrator… More

Las Reinas Chulas: Activism and Satire

Join us for a special conversation with Las Reinas Chulas, the acclaimed Mexican cabaret company that uses satire, farce, and music to offer humorous social criticism on today’s pressing… More