PEN World Voices Festival: Writings from the Domestic Workers United

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Writers from around the world convene in New York City to celebrate the written word in action. Engage with literature in bold and unexpected ways and discover how words can be amplified through music, theater, puppetry, film, and much more. Marking PEN American Center’s 90th anniversary, this year’s festival features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings. For the complete schedule of the PEN World Voices Festival, which runs from April 30 to May 6, visit

Writings from the Domestic Workers United Workshop
Unified by the motto “We have a dream that one day, all work with be valued equally,” Domestic Workers United is a guild of New York nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers, organizing for power, respect, and fair labor standards.

Join them as they emerge from a five-month writing workshop led by documentary poet, global labor activist, and 2010 Guggenheim Fellow, Mark Nowak. The event includes a brief discussion followed by a reading of work generated in class.

Co-sponsored by The School of Writing at The New School and Domestic Workers United. 


Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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