Imprisoned Writers at Edinburgh International Book Festival - Freedom

Event type
Reading
Date
Saturday 18 August 2018
Location

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Charlotte Square

Edinburgh

EH2 4HQ

Time
17:30 - 18:15
Price
Free
Contact
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Recovering from torture doesn’t happen overnight. Freedom from Torture does vital work with survivors of torture who arrive in the UK. They offer counselling, group therapy and they provide expert medical assessments to support survivors’ asylum claims. Creative writing is one of the therapeutic services available in centres around the country. Today’s readings are from Freedom from Torture clients on the theme of ‘Freedom’. Chaired by Moira Dunworth.

Authors Reading: DJ Semtex, Omar El Akkad, A L Kennedy and Mohammad Sabaaneh