PEN Ten Interview & upcoming auction


This week, the PEN Ten, PEN America’s biweekly interview series curated by Lauren Cerand talks with Molly Crabapple:

What is the responsibility of the writer? The artist? Is it the same?

Be honest and brave and try to make the world a bit more beautiful, which is in no way the same as making it more pretty (though that is also nice). But these are really human responsibilitie

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Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

Additionally, the five giant paintings Molly created live at PENfest 2011 are currently at auction to benefit the PEN America residence in Thomassin, Haiti. This early series covers the themes of labor, war, truth, money and revolution. Check them out and bid to own these gorgeous, one of a kind paintings:

Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

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