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A Literary Safari

Explorers may discover a bedside reading, a dinner-table discussion, or a poet in the elevator at this event, where each participant is given a map and left to roam the halls of the city’s oldest and largest artist community; the notoriously labyrinthine Westbeth Artists’ Housing. The residents will again open their homes to PEN authors and the public for this intimate annual event, which ends with a reception and champagne toast in the gallery.
With Michal Ajvaz, Nadeem Aslam, Loree Burns, Dror Burstein, Gillian Clarke, Mia Couto, Eduardo Halfon, Natalio Hernandez, Nick Holdstock, Randa Jarrar, John Kenney, Tararith Kho, Jaime Manrique, Margie Orford, Jordi Punti, Noemi Szecsi, Padma Venkatraman, Gerbrand Bakker, James Kelman, Téa Obreht, and others.
Noemi Szecsi's debut novel, Finnugor vámpír (The Finno-Ugrian Vampire), was the bestselling book in Hungary in 2011. Her last novel is The restless.
Westbeth Center for the Arts 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members and students with valid ID; Westbeth residents admitted by donation.
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Readings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All proceeds benefit Westbeth Artists Residents Council.
Co-sponsored by Czech Center New York, Hungarian Cultural Center, Instituto Cultural de México en Nueva York, Institut Ramon Llull, The Lannan Foundation, Office of Cultural Affairs Consulate General of Israel, Open Society Foundations, South African PEN, and Westbeth Artists Residents Council.

EVENT A Literary Safari
DATE/TIME Friday, May 3, 2013, 6:30 - 10PM
LOCATION Westbeth Gallery - Westbeth Center for the Arts, 155 Bank Street
ADMISSION Members: $10 Non-members: $15


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