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The Literary Mews

 

Springtime blossoms with creativity.
 

PEN reimagines the New York City street festival as an open air indie book fair. Nestled among the cobblestone streets of NYU’s storied Washington Mews, this day-long “festival within the Festival” will feature writers’ workshops in the morning and readings in the afternoon. Browse the tables where literary magazines and independent presses proffer the work of up-and-coming writers, wander the streets and cross borders as the doors to NYU’s International Houses are opened, or stop to take in busking musicians or a puppet show. Together with Le Pain Quotidien, the Mini-Festival will remind you that literature is our daily bread. A must-attend for any lover of literature.  

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May,03 2013

Inspired by the Barbara Frischmuth’s garden books, the workshop asks gardeners and garden-lovers alike, do you have a garden in your imagination? And if you do, how does the garden and it’s ecology interact with your daily physical world?

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.

May,03 2013

James Bryne, editor and founder of the acclaimed journal The Wolf, will lead a workshop on translating Burmese poetry.

May,03 2013

"Not by the book: one writer's answers to questions most writers ask.” Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.

Look and Consume

May,03 2013

Participants will get an insider’s view into photographer Nancy Crampton's encounters with authors including W.H. Auden, James Baldwin, Anne Sexton, Lucille Clifton, and Gwendolyn Brooks.

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.

May,03 2013

Award-winning actress Fiona Shaw, writer Colm Tóibín, and director Deborah Warner discuss the process of bringing The Testament of Mary, Tóibín’s adaptation of his 2012 novella, to the Broadway stage.

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.

Listen

May,03 2013

 

May,03 2013

What happens when writers switch from their mother tongue to a language that requires them to paraphrase what cannot be translated directly, a process that reveals to them the blind spots of perception in both languages?

May,03 2013

A/P/A is proud to host Iranian feminist writer Shahrnush Parsipur. Her memoir, Kissing the Sword, captures the surreal experience of serving time without being charged with a crime and witnessing the systematic destruction of any and all oppositi

May,03 2013

Zeyar Lynn and Khin Aung Aye read from Bones Will Crow, edited and translated by ko ko thett and NYU alumnus James Byrne.

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival. A panel discussion featuring Igoni Barrett, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, NoViolet Bulawayo & Olufemi Terry.

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.

May,03 2013

Part of the Literary Mews mini-festival.