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PEN Lecture: Writing from Prison in Myanmar

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ma Thida
Sean Turnell spent almost two years in Myanmar’s terrifying Insein Prison, accused of being a spy. Ma Thida was also incarcerated there, where, denied medical treatment, she came very close to dying.

How did they survive? What hope do these important players in Myanmar’s government and politics hold for the return of democracy three years after the military seized power in a coup? In conversation with Catherine Renshaw.

Join us at the Sydney Writers Festival for this fascinating conversation. This is a free event.


Pen Sydney


245 Wilson St
Eveleigh, NSW 2015 Australia
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