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  • emBy the Bookem
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    By the Book

    Pamela Paul, Nicholson Baker, Walter Mosley, Ann Patchett, and Francine Prose talked about Ms. Paul’s anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York…

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  • The Art of Biography Panel
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    The Art of Biography Panel

    Michael Korda spoke with authors Christopher Hitchens and Francine Prose about biographical writing at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. All three authors were writing books for the…

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  • emAnne Frank The Book the Life the Afterlifeem
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    Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife

    Francine Prose talked about her book Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife (Harper; September 29, 2009). In her book she examines the impact that Anne Frank’s diary has had on the…

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  • emFeminism in Writing Todayem
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    Feminism in Writing Today

    Three acclaimed writers discuss the authors who passed feminism on to them and influenced how they write about women. They also touch on the role of women in the publishing industry, and if…

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  • Panel on Censorship
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    Panel on Censorship

    Panelists from PEN American Center spoke about censorship. Sam Tannenhaus moderated. Ms. Menendez concluded by reading a list of journalists imprisoned around the world. Panelist included: Mary Gordon,…

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  • Art of the Biographer
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    Art of the Biographer

    James Atlas moderated a panel of biographers who talked about their books and about writing biographies. After their presentations they answered questions from members of the audience.…

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  • Writers and Artists Against the Surveillance State
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    Writers and Artists Against the Surveillance State

    Authors read works by various American and international authors to highlight the danger surveillance poses to creative freedom. The programs of PEN International and the American Civil Liberties Union…

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  •  Freedom to Write Lecture
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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    David Grossman, an Israeli author and journalist, delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. Topics included violence and war, moral judgment, the language of citizens of a sustained…

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  • Ethics in Book Reviewing
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    Ethics in Book Reviewing

    Ethics in Book Reviewing: The More Things Change"? # Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer # John Leonard, New York Review of Books # Christopher Hitchens, Author & Literary Critic #…

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  • Remembering Anna Politkovskaya
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    Remembering Anna Politkovskaya

    A tribute was held for Russian journalist and author Anna Politkovskaya who was murdered on October 7, 2006 in the elevator of her apartment building. A special correspondent for Russia’s Novaya…

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  • Privacy Issues at Libraries and Bookstores
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    Privacy Issues at Libraries and Bookstores

    Representative Bernie Sanders announced the reintroduction of the Freedom to Read Protection Act. The legislation was originally introduced in 2003 to amend the Foreign Intelligence…

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  • Readings on Free Expression
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    Readings on Free Expression

    PEN American Center presented a forum called “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” as part of their “Campaign for Core Freedoms.” Ffifteen authors read selections from such writers…

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  • The Art of Criticism
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    The Art of Criticism

    The panelists discussed the craft of book reviewing. After the discussion they answered questions from members of the audience.

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  • National Book Award Finalists Readings
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    National Book Award Finalists Readings

    Finalists for the National Book Awards 2000 in non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature read from their works. Mr. Cadnum read from The Book of the Lion, published by Viking…

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