PEN Letters: A Centenary Celebration
Join us for a 100-year journey through archival letters, notes, and speeches featuring world-renowned writers as they transform an international dinner club into a global force defending free expression. Through the words of Toni Morrison, Jack Kerouac, Larry Kramer, Don DeLillo, Grace Paley, Margaret Atwood, Robert Frost, Susan Sontag, Mary McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, and many others will transport us to moments in history when writers mobilized to defend expression and debate artists’ responsibility in the fight for a free and open exchange of ideas. A selection of humorous and dramatic PEN member resignation and acceptance letters and administrative correspondence will be weaved together, and archival audio and visual materials will punctuate powerful moments.
Readers for the evening include writers Meghan O'Rourke, Isaac Fitzgerald, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Elisha Lawson, and Jewher Ilham.
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