By Word and Deed: Resistance in Times of Turmoil
PEN Benefit at the International Festival of Authors
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Tickets: $50 (available here)
PEN Members and students: call the IFOA box office at 416-973-4000 for discounted tickets
Writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis in conversation with Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, about the lessons we learn from writers and activists battling fascism, racism, and other forms of injustice.
Adam Hochschild is the author of eight books including King Leopold’s Ghost: a Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. His Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Hochschild was a writer and editor at Ramparts magazine and co-founded Mother Jones. His Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 appeared in 2016.
David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. David’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Harpers, and Zoetrope All-Story. He is the author of Natasha and Other Stories (2004), The Free World (2011) and The Betrayers (2014). He has been twice-nominated for the Giller Prize and in the summer of 2010, he was included in The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 issue. David’s two feature films are, Victoria Day, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and Natasha.