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The English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2019

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Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: The Bishop, 2 Bishop's Hall, Kingston KT1 1PY
Price: free

The English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2019

With Sam Jordison, Ellen Wiles, Gareth Evans, Ghazal Mosadeq, James Miller, Helen Palmer, Adam Baron, Albert Pellicer, Sara Upstone and more.

Modernist, literary and avant garde writers poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN's relationship with innovative contemporary literature. Each of the 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, alongside creating new members of PEN, begins involvements and connections which will have exponential resonance for decades to come.

The event is free to attend but attendees are encouraged to join English PEN. The event is part of the wider English PEN Modern Literature Festival curated by SJ Fowler and Cat Lucas.

You can join English PEN here and if you are a writer, poet, artist, or someone who is passionate about defending our fundamental freedom of expression in the UK and around the world, please take the time to do so and become a part of the future of this extraordinary organisation.

For more information: Writers' Centre Kingston

For further information about this event:

Contact: Steven Fowler


Directions to The Bishop, 2 Bishop's Hall, Kingston KT1 1PY: