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PEN World Voices Festival

Friday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

La Maison Française will participate in the PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL. The complete festival schedule (May 1 to 7) is available at

La Maison Française of NYU festival events include:

Friday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.
Readings and Conversation
International authors Oddný Eir, Marcelino Truong and Bae Suah – from Iceland, Vietnam and France, and South Korea – will read from their work, and discuss the extent to which they fictionalize their own lives, and the personal boundaries they draw.

Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Female Writers and Resistance
Roundtable Discussion
This timely conversation will focus on the writers’ individual approaches to activism and resistance in their writing practice, and explores politics, gender, and identity through the lens of the female writer.
With Lila Zemborain, Mariela Dreyfus, Simone Lappert, Maïa Mazaurette, and Jessie Chaffee. Moderated by Rebecca Falkoff.
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Before these two events, stop by PRESS FEST! Join the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses and over 55 small publishers for a big small press block party. From 4 – 8 p.m. publishers, editors and writers will converge on the Washington Square Mews to celebrate independent and international literature. Books and literary magazines will be on sale; participants can also enjoy author signings, live performances, opportunities to write, and literary readings.