The DREAMers Project Workshop

02 May 2017
12:45 pm-14.10
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY 11549

The DREAMers Project Workshop

The poet José Emilio Pacheco, used to say that written fiction has survived because it’s, still, the best technology we have to incorporate the other’s experience in ours: the more we read the more memories we have to inhabit us.
How vulnerable would you feel if the country in which you grew up — the only one you know– denied you the peace of a legal status? During this session, free and open to the public, the participants in PEN’s DREAMers Project Workshop will discuss the exercise of literary writing as a tool of resistance and a small scale/high impact form of activism.

The DREAMers Project Workshop is supported by PEN America and the City University of New York, and is part of the PEN World Voices Festival.

Convened by Alvaro Enrigue and Valeria Luiselli, and co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.