Video: Secretary Hillary Clinton Delivers the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture

PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL

April 16 – April 22

Join more than 165 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities as they gather in New York for the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Resist and Reimagine. Ideas will spark your imagination and words will inspire you to act. At this moment of great division, come together for conversations, debates, readings and workshops to take a collective step toward a more just world.

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Resist and Reimagine: Opening Night in Three Acts

Hosted by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs
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Sean Penn in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson

Sean Penn never ceases to surprise us. Twice the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor (for Milk and Mystic River), he is also renowned for his filmmaking, his humanitarian work in post-hurricane Haiti and New Orleans, his ground-breaking work as a journalist, and now, his debut as a novelist. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a darkly funny...
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The M Word: No Country for Young Muslim Women

In many western countries, being Muslim, young, and female brings with it a particularly heavy burden. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh and Yassmin Abdel-Magied talk about how to survive in cultures that hate them.
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Where Do We Go From Here?

Fifty years ago this month, America lost its moral lodestar when Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. In his final book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (1967), Dr. King examined the direction of the Civil Rights Movement and the need for social and economic justice, as well as an end to...
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An Evening with Roxane Gay

In this keynote event of the Festival, Roxane Gay engages with today’s big subjects, including #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, body size, and feminism.
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The Wonder of R.J. Palacio

RJ Palacio of the bestselling "Wonder", a series of books and now a major-motion picture, talks about how embracing our differences and celebrating others is the path towards a brighter future.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton:
The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture

A hallmark of each PEN World Voices Festival, this year’s Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture features Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on the role of free speech in sustaining a healthy democracy. Celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins Secretary Clinton after the lecture for a conversation between two of the world’s strongest advocates for women and girls...
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Private Screening: Hillary Rodham Clinton: The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture

Named for playwright Arthur Miller, a fierce advocate for free expression and longtime leader of PEN, the annual lecture is a hallmark of the World Voices Festival.
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