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PEN World Voices of International Literature Series
April 30, 2009 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Featuring Emanuel Guibert, Wafaa Bilal, Kathrin Röggla, and Josep-Maria Terricabras; moderated by Sameer Padania
From the photographs taken at Abu Ghraib, to police torture videos from Cambodia and Egypt, to blogs and Facebook groups for hunger-striking activists in Saudi Arabia, technology is affecting both who is reporting and what gets reported. What will be the cumulative effect of this quiet revolution? We’ll hear stories from Iraq, Europe, the United States, and intersections of all three.
Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by Instituto Cervantes and the Consulate General of Spain
May 2, 2009 - 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Featuring Emanuel Guibert, David Polonsky, and Shaun Tan; moderated by Jonathan Ames.
What can pictures provide that words cannot? Our panelists have all used pictures to tell challenging and compelling stories: Shaun Tan, from Australia, has imagined the experience of immigration in his wordless book The Arrival; Jonathan Ames, from the United States, has depicted the life of a failing writer in The Alcoholic; David Polonsky, from Israel, illustrated the horrors of the Israeli-Lebanon war in Waltz with Bashir; and Emmanuel Guibert, from France, has documented war in Afghanistan and in Europe in his graphic novels.
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