WRITERS’ CENTRE KINGSTON PRESENTS
THE ENGLISH PEN MODERN LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2019
Thursday 24th January 2019 - 7pm to 9pm at The Bishop Kingston, 2 Bishop's Hall, London, KT1 1PY - Free Entry
Gareth Evans for Ilham Tohti
Ellen Wiles for Dina Meza
Sam Jordison for Narges Mohammadi
Albert Pellicer for Ahmed Mansour
James Miller for Nedim Turfent
SJ Fowler for Oleg Sentsov
Helen Palmer for Me Nam
Adam Baron for Can Dundar & Erdem Gul
Sara Upstone for Dawit Isaak
About the event : Nearly a dozen contemporary English writers present new works, each in tribute to a writer who is part of the English PEN Writer's at Risk programme, writers living under oppression around the world. http://www.englishpen.org/
Writers poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN's relationship with 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 writer's 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.
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 www.theenemiesproject.com/englishpen Curated by SJ Fowler.
Please join English PEN You can join English PEN here http://www.englishpen.org/membership/join/ 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.