literary events

PEN World Voices: Which Voices?

This year’s fest certainly had a moment that crystallized around its contradictions: when Salman Rushdie, giving a speech about courage and artistic risk, told a dissenter to shut the fuck up.


Applications for Prestigious Iowa International Writing Program Due April 7

For Arab authors: IWP is scheduled to take place at the University of Iowa this year from August 24 – Nov 12 and is for established and emerging creative writers who have published at least one book or whose work has appeared in significant publications over the past two years. They also must possess sufficient proficiency in English to benefit from the experience.