●2008 February - World P.E.N. Forum "Natural Disaster and Culture"
New Experiments in Literature: the World P.E.N. Forum
"Natural Disaster and Culture"
The World P.E.N. Forum "Natural Disaster and Culture" was held in the Zenrosai Hall/Space Zero in Shinjuku, Tokyo from February 22 to February 24, 2008. It began with the keynote speech by Kenzaburo Oe and on the final day all of the performers participated in a discussion about their own respective experiences of natural disasters and their literary works. Then a wide variety of programs were presented to charm the audience, including a relay talk "The International Speaking Out."
Relay talk, the International Speaking Out／Zenrosai Hall/Space Zero in Shinjuku, Tokyo in February 2008