There Will Still Be Light



Readings, discussions, art exhibits, panels, films, and other events will take place April 20 – 23, 2009, and will feature acclaimed Burmese novelist and current IWP Fellow, Ma Thida, as well as prize-winning authors Amitav Ghosh, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Karen Connelly and Nay Win Myint.

About the project
Speaker bios
The Glass Palace

Monday, April 20
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: "This is Burma". Opening reception and welcome. Exhibition of Burmese political cartoons by "Mr. Burma," Maung Maung Aung, and Win Pe. Performance art by Htein Lin and Chaw Ei Thein. The cartoonists will be available for personal caricatures. 
Pembroke Hall, ground floor.

Tuesday, April 21
10 a.m. An Introduction to Vipassana meditation. Led by Thida.
McCormack Family Theatre, 70 Brown Street

2 p.m. Pleading Not Guilty: A Freedom to Write Panel. Thida, Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, Myo Myint Nyein, Paul Auster, and Siri Hustvedt. Moderated by Larry Siems. Introduction by Robert Coover.
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

4 p.m. Burmese Film Festival.
McCormack Family Theatre

8 p.m. Readings by Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt.
117 MacMillan

Wednesday, April 22
2 p.m. Panel: Fork in the Road: Literature and Art Under the Burmese Military Regime. Win Pe, Amitav Ghosh, Karen Connelly, Mr. Burma, Chaw Ei Thein, Vicky Bowman. Moderated by Thida.
McCormack Family Theatre, 70 Brown Street

4 p.m. Burmese Film Festival.
McCormack Family Theatre, 70 Brown Street

8 p.m. Readings by Thida and Karen Connelly. Traditional Burmese songs by Win Pe and Nay Win Myint.
McCormack Family Theatre, 70 Brown Street

Thursday, April 23
10 a.m. An Introduction to Vipassana meditation.
McCormack Family Theatre

2 p.m. Panel: Through the Glass Palace: Reflections on Asian Colonial and Post-Colonial History. Amitav Ghosh, Nay Win Myint, Win Pe. Moderated by Patricia Symonds.
McCormack Family Theatre, 70 Brown Street

4 p.m. Burmese Film Festival
McCormack Family Theatre, 70 Brown Street

6 p.m. Readings by Amitav Ghosh and Nay Win Myint.
106 Smith Buonanno Hall

All events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by The International Writers Project, the Program in Literary Arts, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the William H. Donner Foundation. Made possible by major support from Brown University International Affairs.