Wednesday, August 20, 2008

exciting new season of Writers in Public



English PEN 6 - 8 Amwell Street, London , EC1R 1UQ enquiries@englishpen.org Tel: 020 7713 0023 , Fax: 020 7837 7838
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The English PEN is happy to announce that it’s exciting new season of Writers in Public events is now online and available for booking. Featuring a series of big-name author interviews, a discussion of the freedoms and responsibilities of the press, a film screening and our traditional St Bride’s service to mark the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, there really is something for everyone. Full booking details are available online or by calling 020 7713 0023.

The closure of the Guardian Newsroom means that our monthly events have a wonderful new home in the recently refurbished Gallery space in Foyles, on Charing Cross Road. Foyles have been a strong supporter of English PEN events for many years, and we’re very happy to be working more closely with them.

Our first event of the season features acclaimed playwright and oscar-winning screenplay writer Ronald Harwood so do join us for what promises to be an absolutely fascinating evening and a great start to our autumn programme.

Icons: Ronald Harwood
Monday 8 September, 6.30pm
Venue: The Gallery, Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EB
Tickets: PEN Members £5, non PEN members £8

Academy-Award-winner Ronald Harwood is the author of more than forty plays, screenplays, novels and non-fiction books. He has served as President of both English and International PEN. A trained actor, the theatre has been an animating principle throughout his work from plays such as The Dresser to books including All the World's a Stage. In celebrated screenplays such as The Piano and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly he has explored humanity at its limits, creating an elegiac drama of resilience. In this rare talk, he discusses a life in writing and the authors who have charged his imagination.

How to book: Call 020 7713 0023 or book online.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine after the talk, courtesy of Waitrose Wine
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Posted by Albert Ashok on behalf of All India PEN Center, West Bengal, Kolkata
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