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AGM 2016

Tuesday 6 December, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Free Word Centre,
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

All English PEN members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 6 December 2016. The AGM is immediately followed by an event celebrating the life and work of Penelope Fitzgerald chaired by Professor Dame Hermione Lee with readings by Diana Quick. Tickets are £5. Please RSVP for the AGM to enquiries@englishpen.org Book tickets and more information on Penelope Fitzgerald: a celebration  

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Penelope Fitzgerald: a celebration

Tuesday 6 December, 7:00 pm8:15 pm | £5
Free Word Centre,
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
Penelope Fitzgerald

On the centenary of the novelist Penelope Fitzgerald’s birth, biographer Professor Dame Hermione Lee, novelist Michèle Roberts and publisher Stuart Proffitt will discuss her life and work. With readings by actor Diana Quick. Penelope Fitzgerald was a novelist, biographer, and essayist, and one of the most distinctive voices in British fiction. Three of her novels, The Bookshop, The Beginning of Spring and The Gate of Angels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She won the Prize in 1979 for Offshore.…

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Christmas shopping evening at London Review Bookshop

Thursday 8 December, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
London Review Bookshop,
London Review of Books, 14 Bury Place, London, , WC1A 2JL United Kingdom

English PEN members and guests are invited to an exclusive private Christmas shopping evening at the London Review Bookshop. Guests will be welcomed with wine and nibbles, 10% off all books bought on the night and free gift wrapping. We invite you to chat with fellow English PEN members over a glass of wine and get your holiday shopping sorted. The London Review Bookshop expert booksellers will be on hand in case you need any advice with tricky Christmas shopping. In addition, English…

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[Student PEN] UEA English PEN launch at Worlds 2016

Saturday 10 December, 1:00 pm2:00 pm | Free
Writers’ Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall,
115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE United Kingdom

UEA English PEN partners with Writers’ Centre Norwich to bring award-winning author Fiston Mwanza Mujila, translator Roland Glasser and writer-activist Preti Taneja together for a celebratory launch discussion and readings.

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Vigil for Saudi Arabia’s imprisoned writers

Friday 16 December, 9:00 am10:00 am
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English PEN is continuing to hold monthly vigils in support of imprisoned writers Raif Badawi, Waleed Abulkhair and Ashraf Fayadh. Please join us to show them they have not been forgotten English PEN has been holding regular vigils outside the Saudi Embassy in London in support of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi and his lawyer Waleed Abulkhair since January 2015 when Badawi was first flogged for his peaceful activism. While Badawi has not been flogged since, he is continuing to serve…

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You Can’t Say That! The Big PEN Comedy Gig

20 February 2017, 6:30 pm11:00 pm | £20
Union Chapel,
Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN United Kingdom
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You Can’t Say That! will be hosted by Nick Revell (‘exhilarating and thought provoking satirist’ The Scotsman).  Confirmed performers include: acclaimed stand-up Stewart Lee; comedian, writer and cultural commentator Shappi Khorsandi; comedian, game-show panellist, director, screenwriter, and novelist Andy Hamilton; stand-up comedian and Radio 4 star Adam Bloom; and stand-up comedian, actor and writer Jack Dee. Buy tickets now Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting English PEN’s work defending the freedom to read and the freedom to write…

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