An evening of solidarity with writers in prison in Iran
Join us to support PEN's work to support writers in prison for the crime of speaking the truth . . . with readings from imprisoned Iranian writers – read by exiled Iranian writers.
• Narges Mohammadi • Sedigeh Vasmagih • Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee • Reza Khandan-Mahabadi • Keyvan Bazhan • Arash Ganji • Baktash Abtim.
Writer, poet,and film-maker, Baktash Abtim (pictured above) writes: 'In a country like Iran, death is very cheap for intellectuals, freedom loving people and those who fight for freedom of expression . . . we expect all our friends, writers, intellectuals and those who fight for freedom of expression around the world to support us.'
Baktash Abtim died of COVID-19 while a prisoner in Evin Prison.
Wed, June 22, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM AEST
Shamiat Authentic Syrian Restaurant
64 Victoria Road
Northcote, VIC 3070
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