Wed, 14 Feb|
Valentines for Palestine
Join us for an evening at the Bookshop raising money for English PEN
Time & Location
14 Feb 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
Tiverton, 25 Gold St, Tiverton EX16 6QB, UK
About The Event
Join us at Liznojan to raise funds to help Palestinain writers in emergency situations. Pay what you can entry and if you can join in with raising funds via a raffle, brilliant.
We hope to have lot's of books to raffle, experiences and more.
About the PEN Emergency Fund
Based in the Netherlands, the now globally operating PEN Emergency Fund was founded by the writer A. den Doolaaard in 1971. It supports seriously persecuted writers and journalists, sometimes living in exile, with a once-only allowance that helps them (and in special cases, their families) to make ends meet when, for instance, they need to flee the country immediately or require urgent medical attention following abuse. Every year dozens of writers throughout the world are provided with aid.
About English PEN
English PEN is one of the world's oldest human rights organisations, championing the freedom to write and read. We are the founding centre of PEN International, a worldwide writers’ association with 130 centres in more than 90 countries. With the support of our members – a community of readers, writers, and activists – we protect freedom of expression whenever it is under attack, support writers facing persecution around the world, and celebrate contemporary international writing with literary prizes, grants, events, and our online magazine PEN Transmissions.
“‘You must choose between feeding an animal, protecting two women, and bringing peace to two cities and two natures. Look at the total sum of the faces, every choice equals seven steps, either forwards or backwards. In the end, it’s either the Nile or the canal. Over there is life and back there is a Return.’”
Nayrouz Qarmout, translated by Sawad Hussein and Perween Richards, "Dice," PEN Transmissions, 29 Nov 2023.
Fundraiser by So Mayer : Valentines4Palestine: Donate for Writers at Risk (gofundme.com) All proceeds to this GoFundMe page.