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Vigil for Oleg Sentsov

Tuesday 21 August, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Next Tuesday, 21 August, will mark writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s 100th day on hunger strike. Following reports that he has been denied access to correspondence – including from his own family –PEN members hope to deliver messages of support from all over the world, urging the authorities to ensure that Sentsov is allowed to receive them. Join English PEN and PEN International at the Russian Embassy from 11am to show your support: Embassy of the Russian Federation 6/7 Kensington…

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An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Wednesday 12 September, 6:00 pm9:00 pm | £16.50

Join Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell at a one-off special event in London to celebrate the publication of ART MATTERS, as they talk with broadcaster and presenter Lauren Laverne about inspiration, creativity and the power of words and images. ART MATTERS is a creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, it explores how reading, imagining and creating…

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84th PEN International Congress: Experiments with Truth

Tuesday 25 September, 8:00 amSaturday 29 September, 5:00 pm

Experiments with Truth: Freedom, Truth, Diversity The 84th PEN International Congress will be hosted by PEN South India in Pune, India, from 25 – 29 September 2018. Mahatma Gandhi, the most haloed proponent of Truth and Non-Violence in modern history, was born on the 2nd October 1869. The twelve months from October 2018 to September 2019 are going to be celebrated as the 150th year of Gandhi’s birth. The 84th PEN International Congress in India is timed to inaugurate the year long commemoration. The title of…

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International Translation Day 2018

Friday 28 September, 6:00 pm9:00 pm | £12.50 - £15

International Translation Day is back and this time… it’s a translation night! Join us for the essential ITD experience.

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PEN Pinter Prize 2018

Tuesday 9 October, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The 2018 PEN Pinter Prize will be awarded to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She will be presented with the prize at this event and deliver an address. A limited edition booklet containing the presentation will be published by Faber & Faber and available to the audience at the event. The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 by the worldwide writers’ association and freedom of expression charity English PEN in memory of Nobel-laureate playwright Harold Pinter. The Prize is awarded annually…

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