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Event: Launch of ‘Writers for Refugees’

February 08, 2014 IN WIP
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Join us for the launch of Writers for Refugees, a Melbourne-based group of writers, journalists and academics who are committed to standing up for refugee rights under the Abbott government.

Thursday, March 13 2014 @ 6pm 2014

Bella Union, Lvl 1, Trades Hall, cnr of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Speakers and readers include Arnold ZableMaxine Beneba Clarke,Abe Ape, Jeff Sparrow and Ali Alizadeh.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

We are also calling on writers to sign on to our statement – ‘Writers for Refugees’

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People say that (writers) are pretty powerless: we don’t have an army, we don’t have a bureaucracy. But if that were true, then why would writers be arrested?... Because the spoken word is powerful.

— John Ralston Saul on the work of PEN International