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Juan Villoro at PEN World Voices Festival: "The Drug Edition"

  • The Great Hall, The Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street New York, NY 10003 United States (map)

On Monday April 25, in one of several events for the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival, which features his home country of Mexico, Juan Villoro, author of God Is Round: Tackling the Giants, Villains, Triumphs, and Scandals of the World's Favorite Game, will appear at a special opening-night event entitled "The Drug Edition."

For this flagship event, leading international authors share their philosophical inquiries into our society’s need for mind-altering drugs and the all-too-human desire to escape reality. A look at the highs and lows of the multibillion-dollar drug industry.

With Boris Akunin, Anne Enright, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Marlon James, Paul Muldoon, Cristina Rivera-Garza, Olga Tokarczuk.

Hosted by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs

Sponsored, in part, by Verso Books, the Israeli Embassy

For this year's PEN World Voices Festival, more than 150 writers from 30 countries will be in venues from Lower Manhattan and Harlem to The Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. Meet the creative voices shaping Mexico’s literary culture, and rethink the stories of migration, the border and national identity through the illuminating lens offered by writers and artists. In addition to the Mexico-themed programming, the festival offers a globally inspired array of conversations, readings, performances, and workshops, featuring rare New York appearances by leading and emerging authors from around the globe.

When: Monday, April 25, 2016, 7:00pm

Where: The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003

Cost: $15/$12 PEN Members and students with valid ID.  Purchase tickets here.