This massive festival, now in its 11th year, brings together 100 writers from 30 countries to contemplate change, international politics and the value of free speech. The 2015 programs focus on contemporary Africa and its diaspora, taking on venues around Harlem and the Bronx. The festival kicks off with a bunch of international writers, like Tom Stoppard, sharing their year 2050 predictions. Susan Sontag will be honored in a specially curated event on May 8, and new festival co-curator and award-winning Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will help deliver the annual "Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture" on the festival's closing day, May 10.
PEN World Voices Festival