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Protest for Abduljalil Al-Singace

Wednesday 29 July, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
The Embassy of The Kingdom of Bahrain,
30 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QB United Kingdom

Bahraini academic and blogger Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace has now been on hunger strike for 130 days. His health continues to deteriorate. To mark the 100th day of his hunger strike on 27 June, English PEN joined forces with fellow NGOs from around the world to launch an online campaign demanding an end to his imprisonment and a full and impartial investigation into the allegations of ill-treatment he seeks to highlight through his ongoing hunger strike. We are also protesting the…

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PEN-supported authors at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Saturday 15 August, 9:00 amMonday 31 August, 11:00 pm | Ticket cost varies
Edinburgh International Book Festival,
Charlotte Square Gardens , Edinburgh , EH2 4DR

  11 PEN-supported authors will be appearing at events across this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival: Saturday 15 August at 14:00: Cédric Villani Tuesday 18 August at 19:00: Etgar Keret & Alain Mabanckou Wednesday 19 August at 17:00: Yuri Herrera & Julia Rochester Thursday 20 August at 15:30:  Tom Callaghan & Tommy Wieringa Sunday 23 August at 16:00: Translation Duel:German with Peter Stamm Monday 24 August at 19:30: Generation Games: The Coming of Old Age – Susana Moreira Marques will be part…

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Ali Smith to deliver 2015 PEN HG Wells lecture

Saturday 15 August, 2:15 pm3:15 pm | £10/£8

Baileys Prize winner Ali Smith will deliver the PEN HG Wells lecture at Edinburgh International Book Festival at 2.15pm on Saturday 15 August, the second in a series of annual lectures held in honour of former PEN president, author, visionary and human rights campaigner HG Wells. HG Wells foresaw the creation of the worldwide web, most particularly in a series of talks and essays which he first published in 1936 under the title World Brain. The PEN HG Wells lecture showcases visionary writing and…

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