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 2009 WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
April 27–May 3, 2009: Evolution/Revolution
Save the date for this year’s World Voices Festival, which will bring together more than 160 writers from 40 countries for 60 events in New York. Full program and tickets available by 2 p.m. on March 25. >> World Voices
 
MEMBER NEWS
2009 PEN Election Results: Kwame Anthony Appiah Named President
At this week’s annual Members meeting, PEN voted in new officers and trustees for the coming year. Acclaimed scholar, author, and critic Kwame Anthony Appiah was named president.
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>;> Watch and read Appiah’s acceptence remarks
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PEN Presses for End to Ideological Exclusion at Tariq Ramadan’s Hearing
PEN will be in court seeking an end to ideological exclusion, the practice of refusing visas to foreign writers, scholars, artists, and activists on the basis of their ideas and political views. We are also pressing the Obama administration to end the practice, and we need your help. >> More info and sign the petition
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Global Correspondences: A Reading for the PEN Journal
Watch a video of the event featuring André Aciman, Edward Albee, Anthony Appiah, Ron Chernow, Lydia Davis, Deborah Eisenberg, Nathan Englander, Janet Malcolm, Francine Prose, and Sarah Ruhl. >> Watch the video
Online Translation Slam
For the inaugural installment of PEN’s online Translation Slam, we asked translators to test their linguistic mettle on 暮色, a poem by Xi Chuan. >> Read the slam
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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