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Vigil for Saudi Arabia’s imprisoned writers

Friday 24 February, 9:00 am10:00 am
Raif Badawi

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 Literary Salon at 2017 London Book Fair

Tuesday 14 MarchThursday 16 March
London Olympia
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The English PEN Literary Salon  is open to all visitors of The London Book Fair. It is located on level one of Olympia in the National Hall. Tuesday 14 March 11.30am  International Literature Showcase Presents India at 70: Language Barriers, Language Futures 1pm Gary Younge in conversation with Steven Gale 2.30pm  London Book Fair Author of the Day: Roddy Doyle in conversation with Claire Armitstead 4pm  Zygmunt Miłoszewski in conversation with Antonia Lloyd Jones 5.30pm EUNIC London and English PEN:…

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Imagining Futures with Jacek Dukaj and Zen Cho

Thursday 16 March, 6:30 pm8:00 pm | £6
Waterstones Gower Street,
82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ

Are we living in an era predicted by science fiction? What do we imagine for our future? Celebrated Polish science-fiction writer Jacek Dukaj and British-Malaysian writer Zen Cho come together to discuss ‘imagined futures’ within the genres of speculative and science fiction. This event is a partnership between the British Council and English PEN, and chaired by Anna James. Book tickets Zen Cho is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad and editor of anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia.…

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Save the date: 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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