Monday 1st December at 7.30 Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (Covent Garden tube)
Journey to the Unknown
Dedicated to the memory of the refugees who have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. In protest against the Government's decision to end search and rescue missions saving the lives of refugees fleeing wars and instability in Libya, Syria and other countries.
Odysseus embarked on an epic journey home to Ithaca after being exiled for many years fighting in the Trojan War. There are other myths and legends about journeys and maybe our guest writers dream of a journey and of course undertook their own emotional and perhaps, dangerous, journeys to the UK.
We welcome any poets and spoken word performers on the subject of their perilous journeys to the UK or attempts at return to their countries of origin.
£2 2014 EWI members; £4 others
www.exiledwriters.co.uk Exiled Writers Ink, founded in 2000, works to promote the creative expression of refugees and exiles and to encourage cross-cultural dialogue. EWI is a non-political organisation that advocates human rights.