PEN World Voices, A People's Assembly in the Spirit of The Path to Hope
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 3 - 4:30pm
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Free and open to the public
Given their involvement in May 6th's French Presidential elections, Stéphane Hessel and Edgar Morin decided that they should remain in France. In the spirit of The Path to Hope and Time for Outrage!, PEN World Voices Festival, Creative Time, and Occupy's theory magazine Tidal invite you to participate in a people's assembly. Inverting the traditional panel structure, the audience will act as active participants in an exploration of the principals of the Occupy movement and Hessel and Morin's calls for a "broad insurrection of conscience." For more information: http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/6424/prmID/2206
* This event is a new event. It is replacing the conversation with Stéphane Hessel, Edgar Morin, and Laurie Anderson that was previously scheduled to take place at this time.
The Eighth Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature
New York City, April 30-May 6, 2012
*Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Michael Cunningham, E. L. Doctorow, Jennifer Egan, Aleksandar Hemon, Etgar Keret, Tony Kushner, Philipe Levine, Claire Messud, Herta Müller, Francine Prose, Salman Rushdie, Luc Sante, Marjane Satrapi, Sonia Sanchez, Ludmilla Ulitskaya, Kronos Quartet, Elevator Repair Service, *and many more -- 100 writers from 25 nations convene in New York to celebrate the power of the written word in action. Engage with literature in bold and unexpected ways and discover how words can be amplified through music, theater, puppetry, film, and much more. The program features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings at venues crisscrossing the city, from Harlem to Wall Street, including the festival hubs -- The Standard, New York; The Standard, East Village; and the High Line.
Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)