With Edward Albee, Paul Auster, Sandra Cisneros, Don DeLillo, Dave Eggers, Martin Espada, Philip Gourevitch, Jessica Hagedorn, Heidi Julavits, Nicole Krauss, Rick Moody, Walter Mosley, Grace Paley, Emma Reverter, Salman Rushdie, and Colson Whitehead.
PEN American Center presents its second State of Emergency event, a special evening of readings in opposition to current United States policies on the treatment of detainees in this country and abroad. A stellar group of writers will come together to read and bring national attention to abusive government policies including torture, arbitrary detention, and extraordinary rendition.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is by general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the PEN Writers Fund to help writers, translators, editors, and agents affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.