This year's New Yorker Festival has attracted a diverse group of artists and leaders, including Ava DuVernay, Nathan Lane, Glenn Close, Preet Bharara, Sen. Al Franken and Chelsea Manning

FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2017, file photo, Director Ava DuVernay attends the 76th Annual Peabody Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. This year’s New Yorker Festival, held Oct. 6-8, has attracted a diverse group of artists and leaders, including DuVernay, Nathan Lane, Glenn Close, Preet Bharara, Sen. Al Franken and Chelsea Manning. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

- Associated Press
Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 19:53 pm EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's New Yorker Festival has attracted a diverse group of artists and leaders, including Ava DuVernay, Nathan Lane, Glenn Close, Preet Bharara, Sen. Al Franken and Chelsea Manning.

The annual three-day gathering offers fans of the magazine a chance to hear their favorite authors, actors, directors, artists and politicians interviewed, as well as screenings and panel discussions. Some 20,000 attend each year.

This year's events, to be held Oct. 6-8, will also feature Seth Meyers, Jon Hamm, Carly Rae Jepsen, Anthony Bourdain, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sofia Coppola, Kumail Nanjiani, Naomi Klein, Colson Whitehead, Laura Marling, Ryan Murphy, Rachel Weisz, Rob Reiner, Robert Caro and Jennifer Egan, among others.

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Online:

https://festival.newyorker.com

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