Human Rights Day Event

'Between the Light and the Darkness': PEN Perth Human Rights Day Event

A PEN Perth collective reading of the work of writers who are or have been imprisoned. 

Thursday, 9 December 2021


Join PEN Perth at the Centre for Stories for a night of poetry readings to commemorate the International Human Rights Day. Our PEN members and friends will read a selection of the work of writers who have been detained. These readings are to acknowledge the continued restraints on freedom of expression across the world, and the plight of writers and activists whose language lends light to this suppression.

We will feature the work of writers from Afghanistan, China, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam, places in the world where creative expression is increasingly shackled.

The night will begin with a series of readings, both in English and in native languages. Afterwards, join PEN Perth for some light beverages to celebrate the end of 2021.