On Wednesday April 27, Restless Books publisher Ilan Stavans will appear at the PEN World Voices Festival event "Inside Out: Modern Chicano/a Literature" at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Carmen Tafolla.
What does it mean to be “Chicano/a”? The word, which may have roots in Nahuatl, came into popular usage in the United States during the 1960s civil rights movement. For many, it is a proud refusal to accept a Mexican or an American identity.
Co-presented with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
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: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:00pm
Where: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009
Cost: $12 in advance/$15 at the door/$10 students only at the door. Purchase tickets here.