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A Tribute to Ryszard Kapuscinski @ PEN World Voices

April 21, 2007

PEN World Voices The New York Public Library, The Paris Review, and The Polish Cultural Institute present A TRIBUTE TO RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI at PEN World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature With Breyten Breytenbach, Carolin Emcke, Philip Gourevitch, Adam Michnik, Salman Rushdie, Lawrence Weschler, and actress Elzbieta Czyzewska SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007, 2 - 3:30 PM

New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street (Enter on 42nd St.), New York City Tickets: $15/$10 PEN members, library donors, seniors & students Purchase tickets from Smarttix: www.smarttix.com or (212) 868-4444

A celebration of the life and work of Ryszard Kapuscinski, visionary journalist and world-besotted fabulist, and one of the great travelers of the 20th century (true heir to his hero and subject of his last book, Travels with Herodotus). Kapuscinski was a living link between Bruno Schulz and Gabriel García Márquez, with whom he was still  team-teaching classes to young Latin American journalists only a few years back. Above all, he was a dear, sweet man – brave, kind, and fiercely clear-seeing. Salman Rushdie, Philip Gourevitch, Adam Michnik, Lawrence Weschler, Carolin Emcke, Breyten Breytenbach, and actress Elzbieta Czyzewska join together to contemplate the lasting significance of this Polish master and longtime PEN supporter, who died earlier this year in Warsaw at the age of 74. Excerpts from Gabrielle Pfeiffer’s documentary A Poet on the Ftontilne: The Reportage of Ryszard Kapuscinski by (US, 2004), will also be

Curated by Philip Gourevitch, Lawrence Weschler, and Paul Holdengräber; co-sponsored by LIVE from the NYPL; co-presented by The
Paris Review