PEN Out Loud Announces Lineup of Literary Conversations
PEN America has announced the lineup for PEN Out Loud, a series of literary conversations. This year's event will be entirely virtual and includes the authors Yaa Gyasi with Roxane Gay, Ayad Akhtar with Ben Rhodes, Marilynne Robinson and and Alexander Chee, as well as Claudia Rankine with someone yet to be announced. The series is co-presented with Strand Book Store and Scripps Presents.
“We’re delighted to offer up a rethinking of our PEN Out Loud series, not just for our all-digital moment, but rather rethinking how conversations are happening in our current all-digital moment,” said PEN America’s Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf. “But we’re still holding fast to our belief that PEN Out Loud is the hallmark national literary series that amplifies diverse voices and convenes the most vital conversations with poets, journalists, artists, and activists.”