Free the word

Free the Word! logo (with International PEN)26 worked with International PEN to spread the word about its festival of world literature, Free The Word!

Free The Word! is a bi-annual weekend of talks and events featuring some of the world’s most exciting and provocative writers. You can find out more at https://www.internationalpen.org.uk

The London Free The Word! took place on the weekend of 12 and 13 April 2008, at venues around the Southbank.

26 members previewed and reviewed the events, and responded to the festival in a vast range of written forms, from personal blogs, to magazine articles, to films and photographs.

Members also worked with Eastside educational trust, supporting the work of young writers from across the capital.

We launched Free the Blog to draw together our writing about the festival. Read and add your comments to the lively discussion here.

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley