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Talk In Venue | Women Making Change

In Venue | Women Making Change

Synopsis

Margie Orford chairs a discussion with writers Ahdaf Soueif, Fatima Bhutto and Laura Bates, which looks at the PEN Women’s Manifesto and the role women play in changing the world.

Founded in 1921 by Catherine Amy Dawson Scott, English PEN was a trailblazer for equality between genders in a literary world dominated by men.

Scott famously wrote: ‘It is the artist who tries to gradually accustom people to the possibilities of a better state of things.’ From the first meetings of the PEN Club, she recruited a number of women founding members, such as Radclyffe Hall, Violet Hunt and Rebecca West, when no such organisation existed for women writers.

As PEN International celebrates 100 years, the panellists talk about their writing and the role of women in pushing for change in the world.

Produced in partnership with English PEN.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Sat 25 Sep 2021, 7:30pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, Lambeth
London
SE1 8XX

Phone: 0844 847 9910

Email: accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

Website: Queen Elizabeth Hall

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