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PEN World Voices Festival To Be Held Throughout NYC from April 29-May 4
Published March 21, 2008

The 2008 PEN World Voices Festival will be held at various venues throughout New York City from April 29 to May 4. The event will feature more than 100 writers for six days of literary discussion and exchange.

Featuring over 100 writers from across the globe, listed below is a smattering of some of the literary events to be held at the 2008 PEN World Voices Festival in NYC.

Tuesday, April 29


The Rattapallax/PEN World Voices Literary Film Feast


When: Tuesday, April 29

Where: Goethe-Institut New York: 1014 Fifth Avenue

What time: 6–9 p.m.


With Antonello Faretta and John Giorno introduced by Ram Devineni





Wednesday, April 30


Readings: Public Lives/Private Lives


When: Wednesday, April 30

Where: The Town Hall: 123 West 43rd St.

What time: 8–9:30 p.m.


With Michael Ondaatje, Annie Proulx, A.B. Yehoshua, Peter Esterhazy, Coral Bracho, Rian Malan, Evelyn Schlag, Francine Prose, Ian McEwan introduced by Salman Rushdie






Thursday, May 1


Writing Place, Finding Refuge


When: Thursday, May 1

Where: Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza: 431 6th Ave. at 9th St., Brooklyn