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Citizenship by Maureen Freely

“Where to go when you have nowhere to go, and everyone around you is telling you to leave? For me, it has always been the world of letters. This is where I go to be reminded of what we all share, regardless of where we live or where we come from.”

President of English PEN, Maureen Freely, discusses the question of citizenship, and what that means as a writer in an exclusive piece commissioned by Word Factory and The International Literature Showcase, Norwich Writers’ Centre, for our Citizen Festival. Read the piece in full here.

Hear Maureen read from her work on Saturday 11th November at the ‘We Are Multitudes: In association with English PEN’ event with Anthony Joseph, Colm Toibin Fellow at the University of Liverpool, Word Factory’s Melissa Fu and novelist and activist Preti Taneja. Tickets available here.