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International award-winning writers read passages from works that influenced them alongside passages from their own writing, with Teju Cole (Nigeria), Marilyn Nelson (Baruch writer-in-residence), Oddny Eir (Iceland) and Samanta Schweblin (Argentina). Moderated by Bridgett Davis.
Presented by Baruch College’s Great Works and Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Programs
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Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning’s correspondent and journalist), Djiboutian novelist Abdourahman Waberi, Bosnian-born novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Russian and American journalist Masha Gessen, and others discuss state powers that often out-satirizes fiction. Moderated by Elissa Schappell.
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Named for the former PEN president and fierce defender of the freedom of expression, the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture is a defining event of the PEN World Voices Festival. This year’s lecture will be two-part: leading Russian and American journalist and author Masha Gessen will give a short lecture followed by a longer conversation with Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Hosted by the Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs