Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series
Fri 25 Aug 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre
FREE: Tickets available from the Box Office on the day of the event
In Search of Sanctuary
More than 21 million people worldwide have been forced to seek sanctuary abroad to escape war, persecution, torture or possible death, but most wealthy countries continue to treat refugees as somebody else’s problem. Today we hear writing by refugees, read by Festival authors including Nicola Barker, Rick Gekoski, Barney Norris and Marcus Sedgwick.
Vote for Darke by Rick Gekoski, or Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris in the First Book Award.