Martin Amis, Lydia Davis, Deborah Eisenberg, A.M. Homes, and Téa Obreht are just a few of the outstanding authors participating in this year’s PEN World Voices Festival, a gathering of top writers from around the world for a week of readings, talks, and master classes. Hear poet Eileen Myles talk about one of her biggest fears (April 29) or take in a conversation between Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai and Irish novelist Colm Tóibín (May 4). Workshops include John Freeman’s “This Is Where I Was Calling From” (April 29), about global fiction and immigrant writers, Sarah McNally’s “Why Books Sell” (May 2), on what she’s observed as the owner of McNally Jackson, and Susan Choi’s “The Role of ‘Place’ in Creativity and Storytelling” (April 29), a discussion of how to use setting “to reveal the characters’ emotional landscape.”

Mondays-Sundays, noon. Starts: April 28. Continues through May 4, 2014