York PEN are pleased to announce the next event in our Authors and Activists series. We welcome President of English PEN, Maureen Freely, to the University of York to talk about her role as president of the charity, the work that English PEN does, the experiences in Turkey that have influences her, the importance of freedom of expression, and ways that others can become involved.
English PEN is a charity which campaigns for freedom of expression and to remove barriers to literature in the UK and across the world.
Maureen Freely is an author, journalist, translator and academic. She is professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary studies at Warwick, and her novel ‘Sailing Through Byzantium’, was critically acclaimed upon release. Working with English PEN, she specialises particularly on Turkey, and took part in an English PEN panel discussing the impact of the Gezi Park protests on free speech in the country. For more information visit the English PEN website.
When: 2nd February 2015
Where: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York (Heslington West Campus)
Time: 6:30 start
This event is free but please register on the link below for your ticket to secure your place.