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04 March 2019  -  04 March 2019

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