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August 04, 2004

Speaking Truth (and Fiction) to Power

by Ron Hogan

For various reasons, I won't be able to attend PEN's "State of Emergency" event at Cooper Union this evening, but if you like writers and liberals and you don't mind crowds, you should certainly go and listen to Laurie Anderson, Paul Auster, Russell Banks, Don DeLillo, Ariel Dorfman, Eve Ensler, Jonathan Safran Foer, Barbara Goldsmith, A.M. Homes, Margo Jefferson, Edward P. Jones, Walter Dean Myers, Francine Prose, Salman Rushdie, and Monique Truong. If you can't make it, especially if you don't live in New York, you might try to catch the webcast on that evening--no idea if they're going to archive it though I certainly hope they would. If you miss that, or you want to see what everybody looks like, apparently C-SPAN will send its camera along to video the event for future broadcast.

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