Events, Festivals and Opportunities

Ragip Zarakolu kicks off Literature Festival Season in Sigtuna, Sweden

08 August 2014

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

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ICORN goes to Chicago

04 April 2014


On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 April, the ICORN guest writers Manal al-Sheikh (Iraq/Stavanger) and Mazen Maarouf (Palestine/Reykjavik) will be performing in  Chicago under the title “Voices of Protest – celebrating global literature + freedom of expression”. An Al-Jazeera-produced  film on each of them will be screened during the event, and the writers will read from their works and engage in dialogue with the audience.

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ICORN at Freedom of speech conference in Uppsala 12-13 February

02 February 2014


The City of Uppsala is organising the conference Freedom of Speech – Perspective and Initiatives on 12–13 February. The conference reflects various aspects of freedom of speech and the initiatives that are taken to strengthen it. Together with key organisations working for artists right to free speech, like PEN, Freemuse and Reporters Without Borders, ICORN guest writers are invited participate in a row of debates and discussions on the conditions of freedom of expression. Among them are current guest writers, Turkish publisher, Ragip Zarakolu, and Sedigheh Vasmaghi, poet from Iran and guest writer in Uppsala.

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