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LIVE from the NYPL: PEN American Center presents WOLE SOYINKA

May 1, 2011

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 ARTHUR MILLER LECTURE: WOLE SOYINKA

 

Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature, Nigerian poet-dramatist Wole Soyinka writes, "Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth." Join him for a thoughtful examination of censorship--and a writer's purpose and responsibility in a climate of forced silences and intolerance.

 

The Seventh Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature: April 25 to May 1, 2011

More than 100 writers from 40 nations convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the writer’s voice as a bold and vital element of public discourse. Dare to view the world from a fresh perspective at stages across the city, including the festival’s hubs -- The Standard, New York and the High Line. The program features panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, readings, performances, and much more. www.pen.org/festival.