19:30 — 20:30 The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Scottish PEN are joining the international literature festival Berlin (ilb)’s call on all individuals, institutions, schools and media outlets that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh, on 14 January 2016.
Ashraf Fayadh, a 35 year-old Palestinian poet and art curator, who lives in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to death by a Saudi court on 17 November 2015 for the “crime” of apostasy. He was denied access to a lawyer throughout his detention and trial.
Bring a poem and contribute to a poemathon! Please contact Ian Crockatt for details: 01261 851693
For more information, visit the Worldwide Reading website here or read an article on the international appeal for the poet’s release here.