Join more than 150 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities in New York City and Los Angeles for the 2020 PEN World Voices Festival: These Truths.
In an era when the agreed factual basis of our daily news is constantly undermined, there has never been a greater need for us to hear the deeper truths afforded by literature.
In 60+ events in venues across New York City, America’s premier international literary festival will gather nonfiction and fiction writers, thinkers, translators, and poets to engage with contested histories and memory, to challenge the fabrications served to us on an almost daily basis, and to celebrate the beauty and power of storytelling.
World Voices Festival events take place in New York May 4-9 and in Los Angeles May 2-6.
The live events of the 2020 World Voices Festival have been canceled due to concerns about the safety of participants and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In early May, we launched the 2020 digital World Voices Festival at pen.org/worldvoicesdigital. This ongoing digital version of the Festival includes a suite of podcasts, videos, interviews, and musical playlists, with live events and other features to be rolled out over the coming weeks. We hope this digital content brings you joy during a time of uncertainty.