As part of the NYU Literary Mews and PEN World Voices Festival Lit Crawl, La Maison Française presents:
Friday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.
Readings and Conversation
International authors Oddný Eir, Marcelino Truong and Bae Suah – from Iceland, Vietnam and France, and South Korea – will read from their work, and discuss the extent to which they fictionalize their own lives, and the personal boundaries they draw. Moderated by Sarah Gerard.
Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Female Writers and Resistance
This timely conversation will focus on the writers’ individual approaches to activism and resistance in their writing practice, and explores politics, gender, and identity through the lens of the female writer.
With Lila Zemborain, Mariela Dreyfus, Simone Lappert, Maïa Mazaurette, and Jessie Chaffee. Moderated by Rebecca Falkoff.
Before these two events, stop by PRESS FEST! Join the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses and over 55 small publishers for a big small press block party. From 4 – 8 p.m. publishers, editors and writers will celebrate independent and international literature. Books and literary magazines will be on sale; participants can also enjoy author signings, live performances, opportunities to write, and literary readings.
Update 5/3: The location of PRESS FEST! has been changed to NYU's King Juan Carlos of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South.
The two discussions at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. will still take place at La Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews.
PEN World Voices Festival: Founded in the aftermath of 9/11 by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts, the United States’ only international literature festival aims to broaden international dialogue and combat isolationism. We invite you to join more than 150 authors and artists from all over the world in this moment of unprecedented threats to freedom and truth—and of emboldened mobilization and resistance—and examine bigotry, misogyny, and xenophobia and to bolster the movement to counter them. Exploring the theme Gender and Power, these events will celebrate the transcendent power of art to enable people to see beyond their differences. The complete festival schedule (May 1 to 7) is available at penworldvoices.org.