At The Chapel – defending freedom of expression

19 January 2017, 6:30 pm

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Five British writers, all local to southwest England, will read from their own work and the work of a writer who is in prison or otherwise at risk, at an event organised by At The Chapel in Bruton, Somerset, in support of English PEN.

We will be joined by the poet Alice Oswald, the novelist Andrew Miller, the journalist Viv Groskop, historian and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and the current President of English PEN, the writer and translator Maureen Freely.

The authors will read from the work of the following writers at risk: Iranian poet Mahvash Sabet; Egyptian author Ahmed Naji; Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martinez; Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab and Turkish novelist and journalist Aslı Erdogan.

Tickets £25, including supper: Chargrilled Castlemead Farm chicken, lemon, thyme, aioli Skinny fries, Charles Dowding salad leaves and Tiramisu.

To book call 01749 814 070

Doors 6.30pm. Event starts promptly at 7pm so please arrive early to allow time for parking as there is no admittance once the event has started.

the meantime programme is curated by Emma Craigie

We are very grateful to At The Chapel and Emma Craigie for hosting this event in support of English PEN. If you would like to make a donation towards our ongoing work supporting the freedom to write and the freedom to read in the UK and around the world you can do so here

At The Chapel, High Street Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0AE


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