Thursday, March 17, 2011

PEN Events- Free the Word! and London Book Fair

PEN Events- Free the Word! and London Book Fair

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Just a quick reminder of some of the events English PEN has coming up in the next few weeks. Full details of our Writers in Public programme can also be found on the English PEN website.

Free the Word! Translating Power

This year's Free the Word! Festival will bring together some of today's most exciting and finest names in international writing alongside top British writers for five days of discussions, performances and readings. Free the Word 2011 is not just a literary festival: it is an ideas workshop, where writers and readers talk, reflect, and enjoy literature in its many guises. You can view the full programme and book tickets online here.

The English PEN Literary Café and Literary Translation Centre

On 11 - 13 April, the English PEN Literary Café and Literary Translation Centre will be at the London Book Fair. As usual, the Literary Café will be at the heart of the fair, hosting a range of events with leading British and international authors. View details on the English PEN website. Following on from the success of 2010, the LBF Literary Translation Centre will have a more visible presence on the show floor in one of the busiest areas in Earls Court Two. The seminar programme covers a rich range of subjects- discover international literary landscapes such as the Middle East, China and Japan; learn about children’s literature in translation; get ideas about funding both in the UK and Europe and find out how digital publishing may affect literary translation. Read more about the new improved Literary Translation Centre on LBF’s website.

We still have a small number of free Book Fair passes to give away- email if you’d like one. When those run out, we can offer passes to PEN members for the reduced price of £10- visit to get yours.

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