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International Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Stan Grant Lecture

November 4, 2016
Cell Block Theatre, National Arts School, Forbes Street Cnr Burton Street Sydney, NSW 2010

15 November 2016 was the 35th World Day of the Imprisoned Writer. The Day of the Imprisoned Writer is an annual, international day intended to … Continued

Guerilla guide to the new data retention laws

October 11, 2016
Marque Lawyers Level 4, 343 George Street Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Mass surveillance and metadata are today’s battleground. The Federal Government continues its rolling thunder campaign of intrusive and poorly drafted … Continued

Mark Isaacs

Silencing Whistle Blowers in Australia: A Sydney PEN Letter Writing Evening

August 26, 2016
University of Technology, Sydney 123 Broadway, Chippendale Building 10 (Jones Street) Level 5, Open Breakout Area

Under the Australian Border Force Act, which took effect on 1 July 2015, it’s a crime for people working in … Continued


April 27, 2016
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

You are invited to join us at the Sydney Writers Festival to hear the celebrated human rights lawyer and President … Continued

Free Voices Lecture: Featuring PEN International President Jennifer Clement

February 7, 2016
Dixson Room NSW State Library Macquarie Street Sydney , NSW 2000

You are invited to join us for a very special event as we host renowned Mexican-American writer and PEN International’s … Continued