Philip Roth Unbound: Weekend Literary Festival

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March 17 - 19
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ

Join us for Philip Roth Unbound, a weekend-long festival that will celebrate, challenge and explore the life, legacy and work of novelist and Newark-native Philip Roth, on what would have been his 90th birthday weekend.

Beginning Friday, March 17, and ending Sunday, March 19, 2023 NJPAC will host a three-day series of entertaining and engaging events, featuring over forty of the most prominent writers, actors, journalists, artists and public intellectuals working today. Designed to appeal to audiences of all backgrounds, whatever their level of familiarity with Philip Roth’s work, the program will include star-studded readings, conversations, comedy, controversy, and debate that will explore the significance and impact of Roth’s unique literary legacy utilizing his writing as a springboard to explore the broader questions it raises about life in America today.

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