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New York City: PEN Out Loud's Lest We Forget

  • Strand Book Store New York 828 Broadway New York, NY United States (map)

This December, join PEN America and the Strand Book Store as we embark on a retrospective of 2018 through the eyes of some of our most talented authors.

Amitava Kumar’s Immigrant, Montana blends the traditional coming of age novel with the story of an Indian immigrant coming to America, in a book that was referred to as “bio-fiction.” Wayétu Moore’s She Would Be King weaves together the historical facts of the founding of Liberia with magical realism, bringing together characters from all corners of the African diaspora. Ingrid Rojas Contreras‘s Fruit of the Drunken Tree tells the story of a young woman coming of age amidst violence in Pablo Escobar’s Colombia. Together, these authors will speak about their work, this year’s news cycles, and what it means to tell stories in an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

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Earlier Event: November 19
Phoenix: First Fiction at First Draft
Later Event: January 31