Archive for May, 2013

 

THE DEFENCE OF POETRY – Friday 17 May, 3pm till 8pm, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College
A programme of events to mark the first anniversary of Oxford Student PEN
Featuring a panel discussion, a presentation on PEN’s work this year, and POETS FOR PEN, a poetry reading co-hosted by the Oxford University Poetry Society
3pm till 4.30pm: Panel discussion with DON PATERSON, SIMON ALTMANN, and JANE GRIFFITHS
*Tea*
5pm to 5.30pm: Oxford Student PEN: the first year’s work
*Drinks reception*
6pm to 8pm: POETS FOR PEN III with DON PATERSON, PATRICK McGUINNESS, JENNY LEWIS and ADNAN AL-SAYEGH in association with OUPS
For more information email oxfordstudentpen@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.
All events are free, and registration is not required.
All welcome!
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The first Poets for PEN reading took place Nov 24th in the friendly setting of New College Cellar bar. We were delighted to hear the work of four distinguished and thought-provoking poets, Vahni Capildeo, Tom Chivers, Bernard O’Donoghue and Yousif Qasmiyeh, as they read to a packed and enthusiastic crowd. Standing room only!30346_232137860251094_726694093_n[1]

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The success was repeated with Poets for PEN II on March the 2nd, as three acclaimed and exciting poets, Luke Kennard, Kiran Millwood Hargave and David Sergeant read to another crowd packed into New College Cellar Bar. The evening also featured poems by imprisoned Cameroonian poet and activist, Enoh Meyomesse, that the PEN group had been translating as part of our campaign for his freedom.  

Standing room only once again!

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