PEN New England

PEN new england

 

“Literature is the best thing humanity has. Poetry is the heart of literature, the highest concentration of everything that is the best in the world and in man. It is the only true food for your soul.”  
Lyudmila Ulitskaya

 

 

We are a chapter of PEN American Center, part of a global association of writers celebrating literature and defending free expression. We make our home at the MIT School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences.


Something to Hide: Writers & Artists Against the Surveillance State
Oct
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Something to Hide: Writers & Artists Against the Surveillance State

  • Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, MIT Room 32-123 (map)
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Join us for a night of readings illuminating the ways mass surveillance threatens artistic and intellectual freedoms. With special guests Suzanne Nossel and Carol Rose. Featuring Helene Atwan, Chris Cooper, Andre Dubus III, Jennifer Haigh, Richard Hoffman, Helen Elaine Lee, Marianne Leone, Lois Lowry, Claire Messud, ZZ Packer, Tom Perrotta, Michael Rezendes, and more.

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Walden Pond Walk
Nov
22
10:30am10:30am

Walden Pond Walk

  • Walden Pond State Reservation 915 Walden St., Concord (map)
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Join naturalist John Hanson Mitchell for a guided Thoreau-themed stroll around our local Transcendentalist landmark. We'll gather at the Thoreau statue and the walk will begin promptly at 10:30am.

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