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December 2018

AGM 2018 & Christmas drinks

5 December 2018, 4:30 pm7:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

All English PEN members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on  Wednesday 5 December 2018. The AGM is immediately followed by a Christmas drinks reception to which members…

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PEN HG Wells Lecture 2018: Dave Eggers

16 December 2018, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park
London, SE1 2SG
£ 17.50

Award-winning American writer, editor, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers will deliver this year’s PEN HG Wells Lecture on the theme of digital human rights, sponsored by the Times Literary Supplement.  Don’t…

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January 2019

Writers’ Centre Kingston presents English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2019

Thursday 24 January, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The Bishop Kingston, 2 Bishop’s Hall, London, KT1 1PY, 2 Bishop's Hall
London, KT1 1PY United Kingdom

WRITERS’ CENTRE KINGSTON PRESENTS THE ENGLISH PEN MODERN LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2019 UK-based writers present new works, each in tribute to a writer who is part of the English PEN Writer's…

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Vigil for imprisoned writers in Saudi Arabia

Friday 25 January, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London

Four years ago, blogger Raif Badawi was flogged 50 times as punishment for his writings. Four years later, we continue to hold monthly vigils at the Saudi Embassy here in…

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The Next Generation: Contemporary Russian Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Thursday 31 January, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
£5 – £8

With the rise in popularity of YA literature in Russia, we ask three Russian publishing professionals to shine a light on contemporary Russian Children’s and YA books and authors. Children’s…

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February 2019

Goldsmiths English PEN presents Refugee Awareness Week

Monday 4 February, 6:00 pmFriday 8 February, 10:00 pm

Refugee Awareness Week (4 – 8 February) consists of five events hosted by Goldsmiths English PEN, other societies and Goldsmiths staff to raise awareness of the crisis, educate students about the current situation,…

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Cambridge PEN present Lijia Zhang on China today

Friday 15 February, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Lightfoot Room, Old Divinity School, St. John's College
Cambridge, CB2 1TP

The best-selling author Lijia Zhang, whose first book was banned in China, is visiting Cambridge PEN to talk about her novel Lotus, feminism, freedom of expression and the unique experiences…

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Vigil for imprisoned colleagues in Saudi Arabia

Friday 22 February, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London

More than four years ago, blogger Raif Badawi was flogged 50 times as punishment for his writings. Four years later, English PEN and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) continue to hold…

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March 2019

English PEN Literary Salon at The London Book Fair 2019

Tuesday 12 MarchThursday 14 March
London Book Fair, Earls Court United Kingdom

    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 Grand Hall. Tuesday 12…

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Resistance: Literature as Activism

Tuesday 12 March, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
£7 – £10

Join us for an exclusive evening with two of Indonesia’s most exciting writers, Intan Paramaditha and Norman Erikson Pasaribu. Intan Paramaditha is a fiction writer and academic whose works focus…

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