BANNED: Stories by Censored Writers and Dissidents
PEN American Center

In collaboration with Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story and PEN’s Freedom To Write. Three short stories from Iran and Indonesia. Curated by Larry Siems and Quang Bao.

“The Letter Writer” by M.T. Sharif. Read by actor Joe Morton.

“Inem” by Pramoedya Ananta Toer from the collection All That Is Gone (Penguin, 2005). Reader TBD.

“Mrs. Farrokhlaqa Sadraldivan Golchehreh” by Shahrnush Parsipur, from Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran(The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2004). Read by actress Frances Sternhagen.

Joe Morton can currently be seen on the NBC series E-Ring.

Frances Sternhagen most recently starred on Broadway in Seascape and Steel Magnolias.

Tickets $21 – $25 general, mention code RAC102 for $15 student tickets

To purchase, call 212.864.5400 or click here.

PEN American Center‘s Freedom to Write Program defends writers and journalists around the world who are imprisoned, threatened, persecuted, or attacked for their work, and seeks to protect the freedom of the written word wherever it is endangered. In 2005, PEN acted on behalf of 996 writers in 103 countries. In the United States, it challenges book bannings and other violations of the First Amendment, and works to counter threats to freedom of expression connected with current antiterrorism and security policies through its Core Freedoms Campaign.

BANNED: Stories by Censored Writers and Dissidents

PEN American Center
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
12:00 AM
Symphony Space, Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York City
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