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Vigil for Saudi Arabia’s imprisoned writers

Friday 31 March, 9:00 am10:00 am
ashraf fayadh vigil resized

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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English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2017

Saturday 1 April
Rich Mix,
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London , E1 6LA United Kingdom
Steven J Fowler (via Greg Freeman, Write Out Loud)

Saturday 1 April 2017 Venue One, Rich Mix, near Brick Lane, London 2pm / 4pm / 7.30pm Entrance is free but please consider joining PEN or making a donation On 1 April 2017, 30 UK-based writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists will join English PEN and the Enemies Project for the second English PEN Modern Literature Festival. Each of the writers will perform new works created in solidarity with some of the incredible individuals we support throughout the year through our…

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Elif Shafak at Cambridge Literary Festival

Saturday 22 April, 1:00 pm2:00 pm | £7 - £10
Palmerston Room,
St John's College, University of Cambridge , Cambridge , CB2 1TP
Credit: Fethi_Karaduman

Elif Shafak is one of today’s most influential international writers and intellectuals who straddles east and west. With a suitcase of awards behind her she is the most widely read female writer in Turkey and her work has been translated into over 40 languages. Her latest novel, set in Istanbul and Oxford, is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity. As hopeful as she is politically sophisticated, Shafak shares her optimism and insight with translator and president of English PEN Maureen Freely. Book tickets…

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