Opening Party for the Local Cosmopolitan. Can a writer be both cosmopolitan in outlook and local in orientation? Marking the official opening of the festival, this reading showcases work that travels between home and the world. The reading is followed by a book signing and a reception.
Rich Words, Poor Words: The growing divide between haves and have-nots is of concern around the world. How does language reinforce or bridge this divide? This reading explores the relationship between class, ethnicity and language. Book signing after reading.
Immigrant Song: Novel of New Americans. Also reading: Chantel Acevedo and Cristina Henriquez.
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Closing party featuring readings.
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Prison Noir event featuring editor Joyce Carol Oates, contributor Eric Boyd, author Mitchell S. Jackson (The Residue Years), and PEN American Center’s Director of Membership, Marketing, and Literary Awards Paul W. Morris. Cosponsored/cohosted by PEN American Center.