Sophia Michahelles on paying homage to handwriting and the inspiration behind the Ex Libris ballerina.
Make your own literary puppets!
In the lead up to this year’s World Voices Festival, PEN is teaming up withProcessional Arts Workshop (PAW) for a series of drop-in workshops to create giant puppets and other visual elements for mobile performances along NYC’s High Line. Workshop volunteers will help artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles translate the sensual anatomy of bindings, folios, paper, and print into bibliomorphic puppets and performing objects for the April 30 sunset Parade of Illuminations that will officially open the Festival. Evenings, May 3-5, roving performances of Ex Libris will inhabit The High Line, leaving behind PEN-authored texts in the hands of a few lucky passers-by.