Monday, 13 March 2017

Spring events from English PEN

There are several upcoming Spring events at English PEN including the London Book Fair, the Modern Literature Festival and more:
English PEN Events Bulletin
Welcome to the Spring events bulletin from English PEN.
We hope to see you at an event soon.
With best wishes,
Hannah Trevarthen
Events and Development Manager
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14-16 March 2017: The English PEN Literary Salon at the London Book Fair
Olympia, Kensington
London W14 8UX
The English PEN Literary Salon is open to all visitors of The London Book Fair. It is located on level one of Olympia in the National Hall. This year's programme features Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Roddy Doyle, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Michael Morpurgo, Elif Shafak and Gary Younge, alongside authors for the Poland market focus.
Zen Cho
16 March 2017: Imagining Futures with Jacek Dukaj and Zen Cho
Waterstones Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EQ
Are we living in an era predicted by science fiction? What do we imagine for our future? British-Malaysian writer Zen Cho and the celebrated Polish science-fiction writer Jacek Dukaj come together to discuss ‘imagined futures’ within the genres of speculative and science fiction. This event is a partnership between the British Council and English PEN, and chaired by Anna James.
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17 March 2017: The Bluestocking Club presents Fahrenheit 451
Waterstones Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 1BJ
In celebration of the power of the written word, The Bluestocking Club and English PEN present a special London Book and Screen Week showing of the 1966 adaption of the dystopian masterpiece Fahrenheit 451, directed by Francois Truffaut and starring Julie Christie and Oscar Werner. Comedian and activist Shaista Aziz will introduce the film and discuss its relevance today.
Ticket price includes glass of wine or soft drink.
Steven J Fowler
1 April 2017: English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2017
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
Thirty UK-based writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists will join English PEN and SJ Fowler's Enemies Project for the second English PEN Modern Literature Festival. Each of the writers will perform new works created in solidarity with some of the incredible individuals we support throughout the year through our Writers at Risk Programme.  FREE ENTRY.
Alice Oswald
LISTEN: At The Chapel
Writers Alice Oswald, Andrew Miller, Viv Groskop,  Jonathan Dimbleby and Maureen Freely read from their own work and the work of an international writer at risk, at an event hosted by At The Chapel in Bruton, Somerset.
LISTEN: Penelope Fitzgerald: a celebration
On the centenary of the novelist Penelope Fitzgerald’s birth, biographer Professor Dame Hermione Lee, novelist Michèle Roberts and publisher Stuart Proffitt discussed her life and work. With readings by actor Diana Quick, Toby Jones and Bill Nighy
WATCH: PEN Pinter Prize 2016
On 13 October 2016 PEN Pinter Prize 2016 recipient Margaret Atwood chose Bangladeshi publisher, writer and activist Tutul (Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury) as the PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage Award winner. Watch his acceptance speech, highlighting the ongoing campaign of violence against Bangladesh’s writers and his hope for the future.
Ece Temelkuran
LISTEN: PEN Atlas: the View From Turkey
What is it like to be a Turkish writer in these times? In a special PEN Atlas panel event, journalist-author Ece Temelkuran, novelist Burhan Sönmez and translator Canan Marasligil discussed the main issues of the moment through a literary lens with Maureen Freely, President of English PEN.
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