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New Orleans joins Writers Resist 

Local writers read from James Baldwin, Angela Davis and others Jan. 15

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PEN America, a New York-based group championing free speech and human rights, has organized a day of readings across the country celebrating freedom of expression on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. In New Orleans, writers including Tom Piazza, Katy Simpson Smith (pictured), Maurice Ruffin, Zachary Lazar, Ladee Hubbard, Thomas Beller, Khaled Hegazzi and Gina Minor Allen will read from the works of King, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg, Angela Davis and others. Admission is free.

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