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Writers ICORN Cities offer persecuted writers a safe haven where they can live and work without fear of being censored or silenced.


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Ragip Zarakolu kicks off Literature Festival Season in Sigtuna, Sweden

08 August 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities

Ragip_Zarakolu.jpgThe Literature Festival Season is just starting, with ICORN guest writers participating at festivals from Stavanger to Rio de Janeiro. First off is Ragip Zarakolu, participating at Sigtuna Literature Festival this weekend, 23.-24. August.

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Reflection on UPR of Ethiopian Human Rights Records

08 August 2014 Saved to Network News

By invitation from PEN International, Molde guest writer Hika Fekede Dugassa was present at the   May 6th 2014 Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia's Human Rights Record.

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New ICORN Guest Writer in Krakow

07 July 2014 Saved to Network News

Belarussian author, translator and human rights activist Lawon Barszczewski is new ICORN guest writer in Krakow City of Refuge.

Krakow City of Refuge has welcomed Lawon Barszczewski, a renowned author, poet, philologist, translator, politician and human rights activist from Belarus, as its new guest writer.

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