English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2017

Location: London
Address: Venue One, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Event time: 2pm, 4pm 7.30pm
The 2nd English PEN Modern Literature Festival : 30 writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN's relationship with innovative contemporary literature over one extraordinary day

Event details

The 2nd English PEN Modern Literature Festival : 30 writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN's relationship with innovative contemporary literature over one extraordinary day. The writers will present brand new poetry, text, reportage & performance, each celebrating and evidencing the struggle of a fellow writer from around the world, currently supported by the English PEN writers-at-risk programme. You can read a blog about curating the festival here.

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Reading Order:
2pm to 3.30pm
Luke Kennard - Raif Badawi
Nisha Ramayya – Aseem Trivedi
Susie Campbell – Tsering Woeser
Lavinia Singer - Zhu Yufu
SJ Fowler - Waleed Abu Al Khair
Mischa Foster Poole - Alaa Abd El Fattah
Chloe Spicer - Dina Meza
Kate Wakeling - Nurmuhemmet Yasin
Denise Riley - Necmiye Alpay

4pm to 5.30pm
Hannah Silva - Narges Mohammadi
Rebecca Tamas - Ashraf Fayadh
matt martin - Amanuel Asrat
John Hall - Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace
Carol Watts - Aslı Erdoğan
Tom Jenks - Nabeel Rajab
Peter Philpott - Dawit Isaak
Camilla Nelson – Dareen Tatour
Rod Mengham - Mahvash Sabet
Zoë Skoulding - Sanjuana Martinez Montemayor

7.30pm to 9.30pm
Sasha Dugdale - Ahmet and Mehmet Altan
Simon Pomery - Nguyen Van Dai
Sandeep Parmar - Lydia Cacho
Nathan Jones - Zunar
Jeremy Noel-Tod - Nelson Aguilera
Chrissy Williams - The Al-Khawaja family
Tony White - Ahmed Naji
Larry Lynch – Oleg Sentsov
Matthew Welton - Tutul
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett - Liu Xia
Vahni Capildeo - The Douma 4