: "There's so much to say...": Writings from the Domestic Workers United Workshop -
On Saturday, May 5, I attended a powerful and moving panel by members of the Domestic Workers United, moderated by poet and activist, Mark Nowak. Titled ‘There’s so much to say…,” the event, at the PEN World Voices Festival 2012, gave voice to and showcased the writings of participants…
I had the pleasure of listening to a lively panel moderated by Aleksander Hemon at the PEN World Voices Festival. Titled Best European Fiction, after the jewel of an anthology of which Hemon is the editor, the panel included contributors Patrick Boltshauser, Robert Gal and Noelle Revaz, as well as Martin Riker, Associate Director at Dalkey Archive Press, which publishes the anthology.
The overarching theme of the at-times humorous discussion revolved around language, citizenship and the gap that frequently exists between mother tongue and nationhood and how this impacts the writer’s identity. Hemon probed each of the panelists to speak about how they reconcile the often-contradictory impulses that spark their writing.
Understanding Egypt: an impassioned discussion at Wollman Hall tonight with Rula Jebreal, Mona Eltahawy and Elias Khoury.
Top of the Standard tonight, U.S. premiere of Kevin Malone’s cabaret-style operetta, based on Anthony Burgess lyrics. Visuals from Onome Ekeh. Gorgeous night for the start of PEN World Voices!
: The Day Before the Parade of Illuminations -
A gorgeous Sunday afternoon and the workshop at Westbeth was abuzz with volunteers who’d spread their work out into the courtyard. They were putting the final touches on the bibliomorphic puppets that will make their debut appearance tomorrow at 8.30 p.m. on the High Line for the Parade of…
Her body is an inkwell. And she’ll be on the High Line. (Monday, April 30. 8.30 pm)
Ex Libris tunic, created at the giant puppet workshops at Westbeth!