International PEN presents: Free the Word!

News re PEN festival

16 - 19 April 2009

International PEN's festival of world literature, Free the Word! returns for its second year this spring. Taking the theme of Heaven and Earth, meet the great writers you know and the great writers you don't as they explore beyond imagination and through other worlds in an explosive weekend of storytelling, discussions and debate.

For the full Free the Word programme visit:

Book Launch by Cy Grant

Cy Grant reads from his new book, 'Rivers of Time: Collected Poems'

Notebook of a Return to my Native Land

Anton Phillips and Errol Lloyd in performance as a tribute to the late Cesaire

Ear Dis Album Launch

Ear Dis invite you to the launch of their new album, 'Welcome to FLOORBOOGIE'

Ear Dis (aka Roxy 'Arms' Harris and Elroy 'Spoonface' Powell) invite you to the launch of their new album, Welcome to the FLOORBOOGIE, featuring their club hit 'Hey Girl' (WunnaDemWuns).

Advance copies of the album will be available on the night. The album also features the club classic 'I Feel' and two tracks from the BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session, which are only available on the CD and not online.

Jul 28, 2008
Salmon and Compass Bar, 58 Penton Street, Angel, London N1 9PZ, UK

Talk on Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant

As part of the GPI's July programme, Colin Grant will talk about his new book on Marcus Garvey

Talk on Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies

As part of the GPI's July programme, Carole Boyce Davies talks on the political life of black Communist Claudia Jones


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