[CANCELED] The Westbeth Literary Quest

07 May 2020
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Westbeth Center for the Arts
155 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014

Residents of New York City’s historic Westbeth Center for the Arts open their homes to Festival-goers for this perennial Festival favorite. Join fellow writers and readers in the West Village, grab a map, and wander through the hallways of the city’s oldest and largest artists’ community for intimate, salon-style readings and discussions by Festival authors, including Elisabeth Åsbrink, Andrés Barba, Chen Si’an, Kristín Eiríksdóttir, Maja Lunde, Nicolas Mathieu, Sara Mesa, Peter Stamm, Abdellah Taïa, Szczepan Twardoch, and others. This uniquely immersive literary experience concludes with a special reception in the Westbeth Gallery.

Presented with the Westbeth Artists Residents Council.

Credit card sales only at the venue.

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.

Abdellah Taïa
Elisabeth Åsbrink
Nicolas Mathieu
Andrés Barba
Sara Mesa
Szczepan Twardoch
Peter Stamm
Chen Si’an
Kristín Eiríksdóttir
Maja Lunde

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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.

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