Wednesday 16 May, 6.30pm
Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales sets out to communicate the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Here, poets and novelists create a space in which the stories of those who have been detained can be safely heard, a space in which hospitality is the prevailing and listening becomes an act of welcome.
In the run up to the Refugee Tales Walk of 2018, join us at the bookshop to find out more about this fantastic outreach project and to hear readings from brilliant writers. We will be welcoming novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo, with a reading of ‘The Listener’s Tale,’ and poet Caroline Bergvall, reading her poem ‘The Voluntary Returner’s Tale’ from the Refugee Tales II collection.
Entry £2.50, includes a glass of wine.
The Walk of 2018
For the forth year running, Refugee Tales are walking over 5 days from St Albans to London: 6 – 11 July. You can book now to walk in solidarity with asylum seekers, refugees and detainees as well as leading writers who are helping to tell their tales. For more info and to book your place, visit: www.refugeetales.org/the-walk-of-2018.