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PEN Sydney International: Freedom to write freedom to read

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


PEN Sydney

We take for granted the right to publish and say whatever we want but that’s not a given in so many places.

Around the world writers are persecuted for courageously pursuing their craft.

PEN International works to protect them and to free them from prison. In this lively conversation you’ll learn about and hear the work of Uyghur poets being held in Chinese detention camps, Iranian writers currently in prison, young women under threat in Afghanistan and the work that PEN Sydney is doing to support them.

Cases we have taken on include Australians Yang Hengjun, Kylie Moore Gilbert and internationally Afghan journalists and writers in Myanmar.

Speakers –

Fatimah Abdulghafur – Uyghur poet

Mansour Razaghi – Kurdish journalist

Mark Isaacs – author of The Kabul Peace House

Dragana Zivancevic – Translation and Linguistic Rights

Host – Claudia Taranto – ABC journalist

Visit the following link for more information:
PEN Sydney – Freedom to Read. Freedom to Write. – PEN International Sydney

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September 22
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




PEN Sydney
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