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Between the Light and the Darkness: PEN Perth Human Rights Day Event

Thursday December 9, 2021
18:00 - 19:15

A PEN Perth collective reading of the work of writers who are or have been imprisoned.

Join PEN Perth at the Centre for Stories for a night of poetry readings to commemorate the International Human Rights Day. Our PEN members and friends will read a selection of the work of writers who have been detained. These readings are to acknowledge the continued restraints on freedom of expression across the world, and the plight of writers and activists whose language lends light to this suppression.

We will feature the work of writers from Afghanistan, China, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam, places in the world where creative expression is increasingly shackled.

The night will begin with a series of readings, both in English and in native languages. Afterwards, join PEN Perth for some light beverages to celebrate the end of 2021.

Spread the word among friends. This event is FREE but please RSVP using the form below.

PEN Perth is a local chapter of PEN International, a non-profit organisation that campaigns for the release of imprisoned writers and advocates for the responsible freedom of expression. We are currently seeking new members! By joining, you can support the advocacy and practical support that PEN International lends to oppressed writers. For more information, visit PEN Perth.

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Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
Centre for Stories is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen Street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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