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Counterpoints Arts

Friday 24 June 2022

7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX


Organiser

Southbank Centre and Counterpoints Arts


Website

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/talks-debates/passage-new-writing-displacement-and-migration?eventId=911882

Price

Free

Category

Arts and Culture, Campaigning or awareness-raising, Community, Multi Art-form, Visual Arts


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Hear from fresh new writers and established authors as they discuss their work on the themes of displacement and migration.

This event features a line-up of artists and writers at the forefront of driving social change through their storytelling.

Speakers include Bafta-winning film-maker, photographer, writer and activist Hassan Akkad, author of Hope Not Fear and co-director of Netflix documentary Convergence.

Helen Benedict, British American novelist and journalist, is best known for her writings on war and social injustice. Her new non-fiction book, Map of Hope and Sorrow, co-authored with Syrian writer, Eyad Awwadawnan, released in June 2022, tells the stories of today's refugees trapped in Greece.

And publishing her debut novel, Odd Hours, in June 2022, artist and writer Ania Bas is speaking about her new work.

This event is also in collaboration with Footnote.

Launching in spring 2022, Footnote is a disruptive new publisher focusing on migration, identity and marginalised knowledge and experience.