PEN Out Loud: Writing War

Thursday May 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of Brothers of the Gun or a $15 gift card in-store at the event to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand and accessible via the stairs or elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

May’s PEN Out Loud event brings together two authors with newly released books which contribute to the literature of war: Molly Crabapple, who co-wrote and illustrated Marwan Hisham’s new memoir Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, and Alexis Okeowo, author of A Moonless Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa. Together, these writers help us ask and answer tough questions on the politics of turning conflict into story by showing us large and small manifestations of revolution, and illuminating the ways geographically distinct conflicts and revolutions intersect.

Join us as author/illustrator Molly Crabapple shares this all-important work with Alexis Okeowo, winner of the PEN Open Book Award.

PEN Out Loud is a partnership between Strand Book Store & PEN America. Ticketed guests may receive emails and updates from both organizations.

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