OPENING CEREMONY 88TH PEN INTERNATIONAL CONGRES

  • Date: –11:00
  • Location: Universitetsaulan Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala. South entrance (Klockporten). Doors open between 08:30-08:50.
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  • Organiser: Svenska PEN i samarbete med Uppsala universitet
  • Contact person: Hanna Nordell
  • Föreläsning

In connection with the International PEN congress some public events will take place in Uppsala.

Welcome Speech by Jesper Bengtsson, President of Swedish PEN.

Welcome Speech by Burhan Sonmez, President of PEN International.

Presentation of PEN International. An Illustrated History by Carles Torner, PEN Catalan, PEN International Centenary Director (2020-2021).

Keynote speechTHE POWER OF WORDS” by Siri Hustvedt, Novelist and Essayist.

Public panel “UKRAINIAN LITERATURE SET FREE” With: Daryna Gladun, Andrey Kurkov and, Lesyk Panasiuk. Moderated by Jenny Aschenbrenner.

An awareness of the importance of acknowledging Ukrainian literature in its own right has risen. With that awareness comes the opportunity to meet new authorships, to encounter the Ukrainian literary scene in all its complexity and depth. Starting here, at this seminar with three contemporary Ukrainian writers.

The event will be held in English.

Free of charge. Limited seating. Registration mandatory for on-site participation.
Register here.

Live streamed on https://www.facebook.com/peninternational