An evening of solidarity with writers in prison in Iran

PEN Melbourne

Event Date: 
22 June 2022
Author / Presenters: 
PEN Melbourne
A banquet dinner with readings from Iranian writers in prison

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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