Sydney PEN is delighted to announce the launch of its “Free Voices” lecture and essay series at the Sydney Writers’ Festival in May 2012.
What does it mean to have restraints on freedom of expression? What does it mean to be a writer and reader in a human rights framework? Writer and journalist Antony Loewenstein, co-editor of Left Turn and author of The Blogging Revolution, explores the meaning of Sydney PEN’s cornerstone belief: freedom to write, freedom to read.
Date: Saturday, May 19 2012
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free, no bookings
Venue: Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
This address is the first of a series of lectures Sydney PEN will run in 2012-13 as part of the Free Voices: Freedom of Expression in a Time of Complacency series, with funds kindly granted by Copyright Agency Limited (CAL).
ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN is a freelance journalist, author and blogger. His bestselling book on the Israel/Palestine conflict, My Israel Question, was shortlisted for the 2007 New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and this was followed by The Blogging Revolution, both titles now in translation. He is co-editor, with Jeff Sparrow, of Left Turn, and is working on a book about disaster capitalism. Antony is a research associate at the University of Technology, Sydney’s Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.