Imprisoned Writers at Edinburgh International Book Festival - Showing Solidarity with Imprisoned Writers

Event type
Reading
Date
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Location

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Charlotte Square

Edinburgh

EH2 4HQ

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

Writers are increasingly targeted and silenced by their governments as the climate for freedom of expression continues to deteriorate globally. As an annual act of solidarity, PEN marks the Day of the Imprisoned Writer every November 15. Today Scottish PEN have selected readings featuring the work of just some of those writers imprisoned for saying what they think. Chaired by Jane Archer.

Authors Reading: Melissa Harrison, Elizabeth Laird, Nick Laird and Michael J Malone