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PEN- With us or against us: art, activism and the culture wars

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)
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Join authors Priya Basil and Sisonke Msimang for a conversation about art, activism, and the culture wars. 

PEN is a non profit network that seeks to protect the rights of writers and work to safeguard freedom of expression. They are involved in letter writing campaigns for writers who are in prison; they host debates on a variety of topics; they run events about writing itself. Read more about PEN here, or you can visit PEN International and Sydney PEN.

Priya Basil is a British author and political activist. Her work has been translated into over half a dozen languages, and her first novel Ishq and Mushq, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. She is the co-founder of Authors for Peace and an initiator of the movement Writers Against Mass Surveillance

Sisonke Msimang is a South African author and activist. Her first book, Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home was released in South Africa in 2017 and will be out in Australia in August 2018.  She sits on the board of PEN South Africa.  

Please note that concession ticket holders are required to present a valid concession card upon entry and may be refused access to the event if they fail to do so. 

*Due to construction, we do not currently have proper toilet facilities. A replacement portaloo is on the premises.*