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

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.

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