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May 3, 2014 3:00 PM - Apr 3, 2014 4:30 PM

"Bad Women”: When Women Break the Rules

What is a “bad” woman? What is the role of a “bad woman” in historical narratives, national histories, and familial stories? How can stories of sex and desire shift assumptions and cultural expectations of womanhood? These contemporary writers depict the private lives of women caught in the crosshairs of history.

With Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Monika Zgustová, Amy Scholder, Bridgett Davis, Victoria Redel

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Invisible Dog 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NYC
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Monika Zgustova

is an award winning author ("Amat Piniella Award" for the best novel of the year, "Gratias Agit" and "The City of Barcelona" awards among others) whose works (six novels, a volume of short stories, two plays, a biography and a dictionary) have been translated into nine languages (her American publishers are Feminist Press CUNY and Open Road). She was born in Prague. In the 1970s and 1980s she studied comparative literature in the United States (University of Illinois and University of Chicago). Then she moved to Barcelona, where she writes for "El Pais" and "La Vanguardia". As a translator of Czech and Russian literature into Spanish and Catalan –including the writing of Havel, Kundera, Hrabal, Hasek, Dostoevsky, Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, and Babel– Zgustova is credited with bringing major twentieth-century writers into Spain.

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

For its 10th anniversary, the Festival celebrates those who have dared to stand "on the edge," risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and beliefs. Building upon PEN American Center’s tradition of defending freedom of expression, the festival will foster cross-cultural dialogue among writers, artists, and citizens around the globe, offering connective tissue for a new generation to see beyond cultural divisions and misconceptions. Join us for a wide range of events, including debates, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops, and performances in venues throughout the city.
More than 150 writers from 30 nations will gather in New York City.
April 28-May 4, 2014


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Invisible Dog 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NYC


From: May 3, 2014 3:00 PM
To: Apr 3, 2014 4:30 PM


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