• The Hub

    News, Notes, Talk

    PEN America is hosting an NYC vigil tonight in support of Ukrainian artists and writers.

    Corinne Segal

    February 28, 2022, 9:46am

    As fighting continues this week in Ukraine, many of its artists, thinkers, journalists, and writers continue to be in danger—especially those who have criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Tonight, in recognition of their struggle and a show of solidarity, PEN America is hosting a candlelight vigil tonight in New York City following its annual literary awards ceremony.

    Artist Laurie Anderson along with authors Jennifer Egan and Gary Shteyngart will give remarks at the event and read work by Ukrainian writers. The vigil, which is open to the public, will take place outside Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) at about 10 pm. ET after the ceremony concludes.

  • Become a Lit Hub Supporting Member: Because Books Matter

    For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. But our future relies on you. In return for a donation, you’ll get an ad-free reading experience, exclusive editors’ picks, book giveaways, and our coveted Joan Didion Lit Hub tote bag. Most importantly, you’ll keep independent book coverage alive and thriving on the internet.

    %d bloggers like this: