Conversations with Writers presented by PEN America, The Dallas Morning News, and the Dallas Institute

Across America, the consensus opinion is that this is a time for action—for forcefully confronting social and cultural issues that have gone unaddressed for years and decades, even centuries. Yet in the deliberative framework of a democracy, words still are the portal to action. What we read and think and speak about sets the stage for what we do.

In this series, six prominent writers engage in candid conversation through a variety of mediums about the issues that matter most to us in this historical moment and how public discourse, stories, and images influence what we aspire to achieve in the realm of action.

  • Three sessions:
    • Tuesday, September 29, 5:00-6:00 pm, central time;
    • Tuesday, October 6, 6:00-7:00 pm, central time;
    • Tuesday, October 27, 6:00-700 pm, central time.

Complimentary event, but RSVP requested.


Session 2: Homeland Elegies: a conversation between Ayad Akhtar and Jaina Sanga