Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Screenwriting Panel from the PEN World Voices Festival

*** $12 STUDENT TICKETS (Use code PW10 when ordering tickets) ***

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Featuring Philippe Djian, Barry Gifford, Richard Price, Francine Prose and Jean-Philippe Toussaint
What is lost and what is gained in the translation of fiction to film? Join a distinguished panel of international writers to take a look at what happens when film directors get their hands on the books we love.

PHILIPPE DJIAN, whose 37:2 le matin (Betty Blue) was directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix; BARRY GIFFORD, whose Wild at Heart was directed by David Lynch and celebrates its 20th birthday this year; RICHARD PRICE, whose book’s Clockers was directed by Spike Lee; JEAN-PHILIPPE TOUSSAINT, whose work has been compared to the films of Jim Jarmusch. Author and former PEN American Center president FRANCINE PROSE directs the action. >>More Information

WHERE: Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)
TICKETS: $15/$12 PEN Members and current NYU ID holders (includes faculty and staff) or 212.352.3101, or in person at Skirball Center Shagan Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place, Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 6 p.m.

Cosponsored by La Maison Francaise, NYU, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: A week-long celebration of books and writing from around the globe, featuring 50+ events, 150 writers, and 40 countries. Don't miss this exciting cross-cultural literary exchange including conversations, panel discussions, readings, a translation slam, and an all-star Cabaret,. April 26-May 2, 2010.

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