Special PEN Tribute to Howard Zinn
champion of writers and independent publishers
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010, 2:00 PM
First Parish Cambridge, Harvard Square
Please join us for a panel discussion celebrating Zinn's legacy to the writing
and publishing community. The program will also feature:
Helene Atwan began her career in publishing at Random
House in 1976; she worked at A.A.Knopf, Viking Press, Farrar, Straus and
Giroux, and Simon and Schuster, before being named director of Beacon
Press in 1995. She served for eight years on the board of PEN-New
England and is the Administrator of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.
Martin Espada has been called "the Pablo
Neruda of North American authors." He has published seventeen books in all
as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. The Republic of Poetry,
a collection of poems, received the
Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist
for the Pulitzer Prize. Espada is a professor in the Department of
English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he teaches
creative writing and the work of Pablo Neruda.
Marc Favreau is the editorial director of The New
Press. Authors he has worked with include Ira Berlin, Eric Hobsbawm,
Lloyd Gardner, Nelson Lichtenstein, Ellen Schrecker, and Patricia
Sullivan. A co-editor of Remembering Slavery, he lives in New
Dave Zirin is the sports editor for The Nation magazine and was named one of the UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World." Zirin
is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN, and Democracy Now. He also hosts his
own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio. His books include What's
My Name Fool?, A People's History of Sports
in the United States, and Bad
Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.
This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge
Forum and Amnesty International USA
In honor of Banned Books Week and in the spirit
of Howard Zinn's lifelong
dedication to speaking truth to power, please join us afterward for an Amnesty International "Write-A-Thon"
where you will have the opportunity to sign letters protesting the
imprisonment and oppression of writers around the world.