Today marks the 34th Day of the Imprisoned Writer, an event organised by PEN International to recognise writers who have been persecuted for exercising their right to freedom of expression. Writers, journalists and poets across the world are regularly harassed, incarcerated, tortured and murdered for doing what many of us take for granted.
Through campaigns, PEN centres and members advocate for the release and safety of these writers. The Day of the Imprisoned Writer commemorates writers who have been killed, and gives a voice to those who are unjustly imprisoned or under threat.
This week, I've been using my Poetry Planting project to show my support for PEN’s amazing work and the courageous writers who choose to speak out, despite the great personal risk. To find out more, see: http://poetryplanting.weebly.com/plantings/day-of-the-imprisoned-writer-2015
Learn more about the Day of the Imprisoned Writer at: http://www.pen-international.org/
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