SATURDAY MAY 5 / LITERATURE / 8PM / MESSIAH IN BROOKLYN / This event ties into Distorting (A Messiah Project, 13C), an art installation created by R. Justin Stewart and curated by Risa Shoup. Writers will interact with a sculpture as they read about what we as humans are (or are not) perpetually waiting for. Jennifer Egan, Karl O. Knausgaard, Luc Sante, and others will be reading.
About Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature: Writers from around the world convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the written word in action. Engage with literature in bold and unexpected ways and discover how words can be amplified through music, theater, puppetry, film, and much more. Marking PEN American Center’s 90th anniversary, this year’s festival features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings. The Standard, New York and The Standard, East Village along with the High Line are the Festival hubs, with venues crisscrossing the city, from Harlem to Wall Street, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA.
From April 30–May 6, 2012
tickets: &15 / $10 members
more information and ticketing: www.pen.org