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    Taking a Stand: Writers on Solidarity

    Sun 26 Sep, 2.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10
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    Max Porter, author
    Lucy Dickens

    Authors Tice Cin, So Mayer, Max Porter and Kit de Waal discuss writer-to-writer solidarity in an event chaired by Joelle Taylor, the poet and performer.

    A hundred years since the inception of PEN as a ‘League of Nations for men and women of letters’, the panellists discuss the importance of standing together, the relevance of PEN today and share ideas for literary activism and dismantling barriers.

    Produced in partnership with English PEN.

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    For ages 16+

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    Dates & times

    Sun 26 Sep, 2.30pm

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