TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - On Nov.15, three artists will create a mural for three persecuted writers on the 32nd International Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
The live painting, hosted by PEN Canada, will be one of a number of actions by PEN Centres around the world to mark the day by recognizing writers who have defended our universal human right to freedom of expression and resisted censorship.
The public is invited to Ryerson University Square to show their support and recognize these writers. Petitions calling for the release of the imprisoned writers will be available on site.
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|Nurmuhemmet Yasin, Uighur short story writer|
|Eskinder Nega, Ethiopian journalist and editor|
|Dina Meza, Honduran journalist and human rights defender|
|Peru Dyer aka Peru 143|
|Gilda Monreal aka FIYA|
|Where:||Ryerson University Square, Gould street, Toronto.|
|When:||Friday, November 15, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
Full event info on our website http://pencanada.ca/events-info/day-of-the-imprisoned-writer/
About PEN Canada
PEN Canada is a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison, and assists writers living in exile in Canada. PEN Canada is the Canadian centre of PEN International, a community of writers that operates on five continents with 146 centres in over 100 countries.
SOURCE: PEN Canada
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