Words in Chains – Reading and Discussion with the Author at Volkshochschule Landkreis Gießen

Yamen Hussein
Foto: © Roland Baege

Audio book narrator Sven Görtz reads selected texts by persecuted authors and discusses political and social issues as well as the oppressive and life-threatening situation of those affected with Syrian Writers-in-Exile scholarship holder Yamen Hussein, PEN Vice President Sascha Feuchert, and District Administrator Anita Schneider.

Even before the arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, this issue raised the pressing global question: How can we, who live in a state of law, lend help and support to these people? One answer reads: by ripping persecuted authors from anonymity and creating an audience for their writings. This, among the enjoyment of high-quality and appealing literature, is the central idea behind the reading and conversation with the author.

Sascha Feuchert
[Foto: Piotr Banczerowski]

The admission is free.

Please find further information on the website of the Volkshochschule Landkreis Gießen.

Organisation: Volkshochschule Landkreis Gießen, Gefangenes Wort e.V., and Sven Görtz with support of the German PEN Centre

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