17 Apr 2018, by SydneySchelvis
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Poet and professor Nachoem Wijnberg will present readings and talks in and around Los Angeles from April 2 to 12. On April 18, Wijnberg will visit The Netherland Club, and on April 20, he will speak at the prestigious PEN America's World Voices Festival during the Literary Quest: Westbeth Edition.
Nachoem M. Wijnberg (Amsterdam, 1961) is a Dutch poet and novelist. His poetry has received many awards, including the 2018 PC Hooft Prize, the most important career award in the Netherlands. His work has been translated into many languages, books in English include Advance Payment (Anvil Press/Carcanet, 2013), Divan of Ghalib (White Pine Press, 2016) and Of Great Importance (Punctum, 2018). He is also a professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School.
PEN World Voices is America’s premier international literary festival, attracting the best-known writers from across the globe. Since their founding, they have presented more than 1,800 writers and artists from 118 countries speaking 56 languages, in venues across New York City in a weeklong series of literary events with a human rights focus. The Festival was founded by Salman Rushdie, Esther Alle, and Michael Roberts in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the United States and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.
Experience the artist’s life in one of New York’s leading artist housing communities. The artist-residents of this cultural institution open their homes for intimate, salon-style readings and conversations with Festival authors, followed by cocktails in their legendary gallery.
6:30-10:00pm | $20,-