Exiled Lit Cafe: Agit Lit Night
Words for the Silenced 2019
Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, 7pm
An Exiled Lit Cafe event in partnership with Amnesty International: writing about and from those imprisoned for their words in Egypt, Turkey, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Amir Darwish: Live performance of new work Ahmed Mansoor: Imprisoned Emirati blogger and human rights defender
Ashraf Fayadh: Poet and artist of Palestinian origins whose death sentence in Saudi Arabia has been commuted to 8 years in prison and 800 lashes
Galal El-Bahairy: Egyptian poet and lyricist imprisoned in Cairo since March, 2018
Nedim Türfent: Journalist and poet currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for “terrorist activities” in Turkey
Simone Theiss & Catherine Davidson (hosts)
Action: During the break and after the event, there will be an opportunity to participate in actions on behalf of those imprisoned writers featured, including postcards, and links to petitions.
Audience response & Open Mike
£5 entry/£3 EWI 2019 members and asylum seekers.
If payment is a problem for asylum seekers: contact in confidence firstname.lastname@example.org