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Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames. 14-16 Market Pl, Kingston upon Thames
Over a dozen contemporary English writers will present new works, each in tribute to a writer who is part of the English PEN Writers at Risk programme, writers living under oppression around the world.
Modernist and avant garde writers poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN's relationship with innovative contemporary literature. Each of the ten British writers will present brand new poetry, text, reportage, performance on the day. The new works celebrate and evidence the struggle of fellow writers around the world, in solidarity.
The event is intended as a call to membership for writers, artists and readers in a time where we face perilous challenges to our freedom of expression and fundamental rights and hard fought liberties, both internationally and here in the UK. As the world changes so remarkably, and so rapidly, and on a global scale, it is vital the political will of our time and this generation of young, dynamic writers is directed purposefully to the work of English PEN, the writers' charity. The hope is this festival, away from creating new members of PEN, begins involvements and connections which will have exponential resonance for decades to come.
For more information on this event, please see the Kingston Writers' Centre site.
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Contact: Catherine Mclean
Directions to All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames. 14-16 Market Pl, Kingston upon Thames: