Trinidadian Voices at Pen America

Trinidadian Voices at Pen America
This year two Trinidadian poets will be participating in Pen America’s World Voices Festival.

Power of the Arts: From Propaganda to Free Speech

As freedom of speech in the arts, journalism and other mediums face significant challenges today, this event will explore the historic power of the arts in challenging power and promoting free speech. Using the prism of Shakespeare, we will consider the various ways his work has been used throughout the centuries to channel dissent or used as propaganda and how the arts allow for greater freedoms of speech in our societies in the UK and US today. In partnership with Index on Censorship, this event will feature readings by 2016 Forward Prize winner and Trinidadian-British poet Vahni Capildeo and a panel discussion with renowned theatre director Dominic Dromgoole. For journalists, academics and students, this is truly an event not to be missed.

DATE:  2 May 2017
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (Entrance at the corner of Third Avenue) Brooklyn, NY. 2,3,4,5,B,Q,D,N,A to Atlantic Ave-Barclays, C to Lafayette Ave, G to Fulton St.

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Vahni Capildeo, Natalie Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo, and Shivanee Ramlochan examine intimacy, language, and poetry as the key that unlocks both mind and body.

Tickets will be available for sale at the door. $10 entry

DATE:  4 May 2017
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY. 1, 2, 3, A or C to Chambers Street station

Above adapted from Pen America.