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What do you believe? PEN America 11: Make Believe examines—through fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and conversations—the question of belief in all (or many) of its forms.

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FORUM: MAKE BELIEVE

Tell us what you believe about books, or describe a book you wish existed.

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READINGS

Rapture Children
by Sigrid Nunez

He texts Cole a message: “Moses was once a basket case.” [More]

Poems
by Liu Xiaobo

as the wind blows past / the night / uses its own blood / to write a secret verse [More]

Dancing Day I, Dancing Day II
by Marie Ponsot

Plenty more lost selves keep arriving, some / we weren’t waiting for. [More]

Fabrications
Richard Ford talks with Nam Le

Why is it that every single apprehension of some great historical incident or atrocity has to come through the story of this guy or that guy... [More]

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AUDIO & READINGS

Sean Wilsey Reads a Diary Entry by Charles Patrick Norman

Lemon Andersen Reads “Prison Moon” by Jorge Antonio Renaud

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VIDEO, AUDIO & READINGS

Bearing Witness in Chechnya: The Legacy of Natalia Estemirova

Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror”

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