Press Release Fun: PEN World Voices Festival
It only comes but once a year, but it’s worth it. Folks from all around the world, many of them children’s authors, speaking on a variety of hot topics. Check ’em out and buy your tickets while they last!
Friday, May 4. A Literary Safari, with Debby Dahl Edwardson and writers from 14 countries.
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m., readings from 7-9 p.m.
Westbeth Center for the Arts, Westbeth Gallery, 57 Bethune or 155 Bank.
Tickets $15/$10 PEN members or students with valid ID.
Saturday, May 5. In Conversation: Brian Selznick and David Levithan.
3:30 – 5 p.m.
The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St.
Tickets $15/$10 PEN Members or students with valid ID.
Saturday, May 5. Children’s Rights panel with Wojciech Jagieslski, Arn Chorn-Pond, and Patricia McCormick, moderated by Janne Teller.
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Sq.
Free and open to the public.
Also, free, drop-in puppet making workshops with Processional Arts Workshop have already begun and will continue through May 2. Kids 10 and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Don’t miss the giant puppet processions on the High Line, April 30 and May 3-5, beginning with the Parade of Illuminations, Monday, April 30, at 7:30.
Of course, there’s lots, lots more going on at the Festival, including performances, panels, conversations, concerts, theater workshops, an art show, and readings with 100 writers from 25 countries. Check out the complete schedule at www.PEN.org.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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