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PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature is being held April 25 - May 1, 2011 at The Standard, New York, the 92nd Street Y and several other venues around New York City.
More than 100 writers from 40 nations convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the writer’s voice as a bold and vital element of public discourse. The program features panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, readings, performances, and much more.
Read more: PEN World Voices Festival 2011
The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is being held April 24-25, 2010 at the UCLA campus in Westwood. This event is the place where kids can watch their favorite books come alive, and readers eager to meet their favorite authors can choose from among 400 writers, along with panels, stage events, and other activities. And the panels are free!
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The 50th Anniversary NY Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the ABAA, opens Thurs. April 8th - April 11, 2010, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street. Two hundred international dealers will fill the expansive show floor with rare books, manuscripts, maps, and ephemera in this New York institution known as the country’s oldest and most prestigious book fair. PREVIEW: Thursday, April 8Thursday, April 8 from 5pm – 9pm, the public is welcome to preview the fair. This event offers the first chance to browse and buy. Wine and refreshments will be served. Tickets to the preview are $50 and include one readmission to the fair later in the weekend.
Read more: The New York Antiquarian Book Fair
The 24th Annual Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival runs March 24-28, 2010 at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré and other venues in and around the French Quarter in New Orleans, La. The Festival celebrates the playwright and his works and literary life in the adopted city Williams called his "spiritual home." The fête features master classes; panel discussions; interviews; theater music, food/drink and film events; a scholars' conference; comedy improv; a poetry slam; short fiction and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and a fund-raising event. Leading the list of participants is Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee. Also appearing are two-time Tony Award-nominee Lois Smith, who appeared in the original Broadway production of Williams' play Orpheus Descending, and playwright-screenwriter-director John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck).
Read more: "Stellaaah!" Tennessee Williams...
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