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Juan Villoro at PEN World Voices Festival: "La Frontera: A Literary Salon"

  • Queens Museum, New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 (map)

On Saturday April 30, 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 "La Frontera: A Literary Salon."

Mix and mingle at this salon-style house party, where Festival authors, moderators, and the audience discuss sociopolitical issues affecting the Mexico-U.S. border.

With Sergio González Rodríguez, Yuri Herrera, Cristina Rivera-Garza, Fey Berman, Carmen Boullosa, Luis Felipe Fabre, Francisco Goldman, Claudio Lomnitz, Óscar Martínez, Rubén Martínez, Guadalupe Nettel, Guillermo Osorno, and Veronica Gonzalez Peña

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: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00pm

Where: Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368