The Mexican Day of the Dead, The Mitchell, 2 November, 2015

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The Mexican Day of the Dead

‘Courage in the Name of Freedom of Expression’

Hosted by: Journalist and Author: Jean Rafferty of Scottish PEN

Monday, November 2nd 2015 @  5:30 pm

The Mitchell Library: The Mitchell Room, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

An Aye Write Event  – Free to all

 Scottish PEN, in conjunction with the Scottish Writers’ Centre aim to honour absent friends, and commemorate the courage of writers, poets, and journalists living and working in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world when it comes to freedom of expression.

Readings will be from the works of Mexican writers, followed by an open mic.

Funded by Palliative Care Scotland

Open Mic

Submissions are sought for the Open Mic with the theme:  ‘Mexico or Courage In Speaking out.’ This is open to interpretation.  If you would like to read and share with our audience, please send your submissions to Jean Rafferty, journalist and writer, who’ll be hosting the evening

Jean Rafferty is an award winning journalist and author of The Four Marys, Saraband Books (2014), and Myra, Beyond Saddleworth , Wild Wolf Publishing (2012).  Jean is passionately committed to freedom of expression and is Chair of Scottish PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee, (WIPC) who campaign for imprisoned and persecuted writers.

www.jeanrafferty.com

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