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Performing Arts/Talks
The PEN Cabaret
Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 7:30pm
Part of PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Co-sponsored by FIAF

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Participants: Laurie Anderson, Carrie Brownstein, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Steve Connell, David Conrad, Mark Z. Danielewski, Peter Hirsch, Nick Laird, Walter Mosley, Parker Posey, Lou Reed, Sekou, and Sean Wilsey

Join PEN World Voices for its much-celebrated, always-memorable annual cabaret: an evening of music, literature, writers, and performers unlike any other in the city. This year features rock legend Lou Reed and multimedia guru Laurie Anderson, along with an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s New York piece in State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America with Parker Posey, Peter Hirsch, Sean Wilsey and Carrie Brownstein. Plus readings by novelist Walter Mosley, Irish poet Nick Laird, author Horacio Castellanos Moya, and actor David Conrad, as well as wizard of literary pastiche Mark Z. Danielewski; and a performance by poetry heavy hitters Sekou (Tha Misfit) and Steve Connell.

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature (April 27-May 3) is a week-long celebration of world literature, featuring 160 writers, from 41 countries, speaking 18 different languages, exploring the theme of Evolution/Revolution. Visit for complete festival details.

Related Event
Talks: PEN World Voices at FIAF, May 2

In English

Ticket Prices
General Admission $30
FIAF or PEN Members $25
Students with ID $25

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Co-sponsored with
PEN World Voices Festival
of International Literature
New York City

Images courtesy of
Pen American Center

FIAF Spring 2009 Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Florence Gould Foundation; The Herbert J. Seligmann Trust; New York State Council of the Arts

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