Writers Defending Freedom of Expression and Building A Literary Community Presents:
Forbidden Fruit: Readings From Banned Works of Literature
FORBIDDEN FRUIT is a celebration of literary expression and freedom. It is a stand against the censorship that continues to exist today. The non-profit literary organization PEN Center USA will hold it's FORBIDDEN FRUIT event on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 4:00- 6:30 pm at a private estate in Los Angeles (you will be emailed address upon purchasing ticket)
-Co-hosts Peter Blake writer/producer The Practice, House, MD Laura Bickford producer of Traffic, Arbitrage, and Darren Star (creator of Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210 & Sex And The City)
-Producer/Director/Actor John Landis reading from Catch 22
-NCIS LA star Renee Felice Smith reading from To Kill a Mockingbird
-LA Review of Books Founder Tom Lutz reading from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
-Actor Julian Sands reading from Lady Chatterley's Lover
-Attorney and novelist Natashia Deon reading from I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
-Actress Illeana Douglas reading from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
-Just added: Actor Kevin McKidd
(aka Dr. Owen Hunt-Grey's Anatomy)
- Directed by Hattie Winston
Complimentary Cocktails Savory & Sweet Eats Silent Auction VIP gift bag
- 4:00 Doors-Savory, Sweets, Drinks, Silent Auction
- 5:30-6:30 Program (Forbidden Fruit: Readings From Banned Works of Literature)
Corporate sponsors who have stepped forward to support the right to write—and to read—include the law firm Greenberg Glusker; Red Bull; and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Bickford and writer/producer Peter Blake (“The Practice”,“House, M.D.”, “ELEMENTARY”) will serve as hosts at the party. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to benefit PEN Center USA.
For sponsorship or ticket information, please contact dkkevents at 323-977-9004 or FF@dkkevents.com.Tickets for Forbidden Fruit $125/VIP $275. are available at http://forbiddenfruitmay5.eventbrite.com/#
About PEN Center USA
PEN Center USA was founded in 1943 and is the third largest of the 141 centers of PEN International, the human rights and literary organization representing more than 15,000 professional writers worldwide. By celebrating the universal right to free expression, PEN Center USA protects those who create and consume literature in the United States and abroad For more information on PEN Center USA and the Forbidden Fruit fundraiser, please visit http://www.penusa.org/forbiddenrfruit PEN Center USA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit
FEIN is 95-3502910
Forbidden Fruit is produced by dkkevents http://dkkevents.com
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PEN Center USA
PEN Center USA, is one of two centers in the US and third largest in the world-founded in 1943 and incorporated as a nonprofie association in 1981. PEN Center USA's membership of more than 600 writers includes poets, playwrights, essayist, and novelists (for the original letters in the acronym, "PEN"), as well as television and screenwriters, critics, historians, editors, journalists, and translators.
VISION: PEN Center USA endeavors to create a world in which freedom of expression is a guaranteed for all writers, and where friendship and intellectual cooperation thrive among writers and readers worldwide.
MISSION: PEN Center USA's mission is to stimulate and maintain interest in the written word, to foster a vital literary culture, and to defend freedom of expression domestically and internationally.
PEN Center USA defends and promotes freedom of expression throughout the world by advocating for the release of imprisoned writers, and for the protection of writers who suffer political prosecution, persecution, and censorship. Through programming and services, PEN Center USA cultivates a diverse, dynamic and engaged literary community that includes emerging and existing writers, translators, editors, agents, publishers, booksellers, teachers, librarians, and readers: everyone who loves and supports language and literature.