PEN: Written on Water

Where: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, W. 23rd St. & Hudson River, New York City

Join us for the opening of the Seventh Annual PEN World Voices Festival on Manhattan’s waterfront and get a glimpse of the week-long celebration of world literature. Taking place in the stunning Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, the evening will explore the living nature of writing with a stellar lineup of authors and actors, including Festival Chair Salman Rushdie and Malcolm Gladwell, a duo-reading by Wallace Shawn and Deborah Eisenberg, a special appearance by renowned Czech violinist-vocalist Iva Bittová, and readings from the PEN Prison Writing Program. The festivities will include an impromptu fashion show of must-have literary t-shirts.

With Gioconda Belli, Iva Bittová, Mircea Cărtărescu, Deborah Eisenberg, Evan Fallenberg, Malcolm Gladwell, Hanif Kureishi, Andrea Levy, Agi Mishol, Amélie Nothomb, Salman Rushdie, Wallace Shawn, Vladimir Sorokin, and Liao Yiwu

Tickets: $30/$20 PEN Members, students with valid ID. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit ovationtix.com

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