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International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024 Reading the poetry of women writers persecuted, incarcerated and killed

February 08, 2024 IN WIP
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International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024

Reading the poetry of women writers persecuted, incarcerated and killed

 

Join PEN Melbourne on Thursday 7 March, at 7pm

Multipurpose Room 2 (upstairs, there is a lift)

Kathleen Syme Centre

251 Faraday Street
Carlton VIC 3053

 

$10 booking on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/international-womens-day-with-pen-melbourne-the-poetry-of-women-writers-tickets-827667344307?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

You’re invited to join PEN Melbourne members and friends for IWD 2024 when we’ll read the poetry of women writers unjustly incarcerated, killed and in other ways silenced. We will write cards to persecuted women including Mahvash Sabet and Narges Mohammadi to let them know we are thinking of them. Come along to our card writing evening, meet PEN Melbourne members and share refreshments as we acknowledge courageous women writers who cannot be with us.

We’ll read poems by:

Mahvash Sabet Narges Mohammadi Hiba Abu Nada Dareen Tatour Mizgin Ronak

 

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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