VARAVARA RAO EVENT, 29th September 2021

Join Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann, Scottish PEN and guests

as we share readings and updates on the case of renowned Indian poet, Varavara Rao.

Wednesday 29th September 19.00-20.00

About this event

This free event will provide an overview of Rao’s remarkable life and include readings of poetry he has produced over his decades-long career. We will also provide an update on Rao’s case, and share information about the ways that attendees can demonstrate their support.

The event will be chaired by Professor Ignatius McGovern and will feature a rare opportunity to hear from Rao’s nephew, Venugopal Nellutla, who published ‘The Making of Varavara Rao: An Intimate Portrait by a Nephew‘ in 2020. The event will also include poetry and prose readings from Professor Bashabi Fraser, Leela Soma, June Considine and Kate Ennals.

The event will take place between 7.00pm-8.00pm via Zoom, and joining details will be shared with attendees in advance.

You can register by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freedom-for-varavara-rao-tickets-169320665669

Read a recent statement published by PEN centres in support of Rao:  https://scottishpen.org/joint-statement-freedom-for-varavara-rao/

 Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann is delighted to be hosting this event on Wednesday, 29 September 2021, in partnership with Scottish PEN.

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