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The Wall in our Heads: The 2009 Words without Borders Fundraiser
Monday, November 9, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Update: Our 2009 Fundraiser is almost sold out. Because we are accepting tickets via post as well, we ask that you contact us before making an online purchase. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Many people who cannot attend have asked if they could make a donation and that's possible. You can do so above, on our site (preferred), or by mailing a check to Words without Borders, P.O. Box 1658, New York, NY 10276.
To support Words without Borders in bringing literary voices from around the world into English, we will be hosting a fundraiser on November 9, 2009, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Paul Holdengräber, Director of Public Programs at the NYPL, will host a program of readings by Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, and Peter Schneider. After a Central and Eastern European dinner, Dean Wareham (musician, and former frontman of the bands Galaxie 500 and Luna) will DJ.
Location: The Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street,
between 1st and 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10021.
All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. After you purchase your ticket a member of our staff will contact you regarding your guest list and if you require a vegetarian meal. Questions should be sent to email@example.com.
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Words without Borders
Words without Borders promotes cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest international literature. Every month at wordswithoutborders.org we publish 10-15 new pieces of prose and poetry from around the world. We’ve curated five acclaimed anthologies, Literature from ‘The Axis of Evil’; Words Without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers; The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain;, The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry; and Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East. We connect international authors, both in-person and virtually, with high school students throughout the United States and are developing content and resources to help educators incorporate contemporary international literature into their classes.