Events

English PEN – SOLD OUT

19th January 2017

DEFENDING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

English PEN campaigns for writers at risk around the world. To support the charity, five British writers, all local to southwest England, will read from their own work and from the work of a writer who is in prison or under threat of persecution. We will be joined by the poet Alice Oswald, the novelist Andrew Miller, the journalist Viv Groskop, historian and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and the current President of English PEN, the writer and translator Maureen Freely.

The authors will read from the work of the following writers at risk:the Iranian poet, Mahvash Sabet; the Egyptian author, Ahmed Naji; the Mexican journalist, Sanjuana Martinez; the Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab and the Turkish novelist and journalist, Aslı Erdogan.

tickets £25

including supper Chargrilled Castlemead Farm chicken, lemon, thyme, aioli Skinny fries, Charles Dowding salad leaves and Tiramisu

Doors 6.30pm Event starts promptly at 7pm please arrive early to allow time for parking as there is no admittance once the event has started

to book call 01749 814 070

If you are unable to come but would like to support English PEN with a donation, please visit this link:  https://www.englishpen.org/donors/

the meantime programme is curated by Emma Craigie