On Wednesday April 27, 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 the Instituto Cervantes for an event titled "Mexico's Latin American Leadership."
Investigate the pros and cons of Mexico’s growing role as a political and cultural mediator between the U.S. and Latin American countries such as Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia.
Co-presented with the Instituto Cervantes New York.
With Yuri Herrera, Cristina Rivera-Garza, Rafael Rojas, Juan Villoro, Jorge Volpi.
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, 8:00pm
Where: Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017
Cost: $15/$12 PEN Members and students with valid ID. Purchase tickets here.