PEN: The Moth at the PEN World Voices Festival: What Went Wrong?
Where: The Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St., New York City
N.B. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Stories at 7:30 p.m.
World Voices Festival founder and chair Salman Rushdie hosts New York City’s hottest literary ticket, The Moth, in a night of storytelling on the theme What Went Wrong. At this culminating moment of the Festival, five master storytellers share never-before-heard tales developed and shaped with The Moth’s directors. The Moth, hailed as “brilliant and quietly addictive” by The London Guardian, is a nonprofit storytelling organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth podcast is downloaded more than one million times a month, and The Moth Radio Hour, distributed by PRX, airs on two hundred radio stations nationwide.
With Jonathan Franzen, Warren Macdonald, Jenny Allen, Edgar Oliver, and Elif Shafak; hosted by Salman Rushdie; directed by Catherine Burns and Sarah Austin Jenness of The Moth
Tickets: $30. Call (212) 868-4444 or visit smarttix.com
Reserved table seating available. Tables: $250/$200 PEN Members and Moth members at the Satin level or above. Please call (646) 205-2726.
Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union and The Moth