In Protest: New Human Rights Poetry

In Protest: New Human Rights Poetry

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October 20, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Senate House
Senate House
London,Greater London WC1E

The launch of In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights, a new anthology rooted in activism and calling for change. Join internationally renowned poet Ruth Padel, and publisher and philanthropist Sigrid Rausing, for readings including James Byrne, Chrissie Gittins and David Lee Morgan. Celebrate this inspiring book, and buy your specially discounted copy, on the Festival’s finale evening.

Dear all,


Thank you all for your contributions to the forthcoming human rights poetry publication, published by the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. We are delighted to announce that the publication – titled ‘In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights’ – is close to completion and will be launched on 20 October 2013.

The launch will take place in the Beveridge Hall (ground floor) at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU at 6pm on Sunday 20 October as part of the Bloomsbury Festival as part of a whole series of events related to the theme of human rights and refuge organised by the School of Advanced Study. This event will be preceded by a human rights poetry slam which has been organized by Keats House Poets, which you would be very welcome to attend if of interest.

Poet and writer Ruth Padel and philanthropist and publisher Sigrid Rausing will speak at the launch, and there will be readings from a variety of contributors to the publication, after which there will be an opportunity to buy the publication at the special discounted rate of £5.00. If you wish, you can collect your complimentary contributors’ copy of the book from the sales desk during the launch. Please note that we will not pass on your contributors’ copy to anyone else on the launch night unless you have nominated them by email to by 5pm Friday 18 October to collect the copy on your behalf. (If you are unable to attend the launch, your contributors’ copy will be posted to you shortly afterward).

All contributors and their guests are very welcome to attend the launch and we look forward to seeing you there. Please also feel free to include a notice of the launch on your website or blog/Twitter etc. Attached is an image of the book cover which you are free to reproduce.

Best wishes,


PS We have received many generous offers from contributors to read at the launch, all of which we very much appreciated; the enthusiasm regarding this publication has been extremely encouraging. With 125 contributors, it would be impossible to organise a reading from everyone on this occasion. However, the editors are currently organising events related to the publication for the forthcoming year and we will bear in mind any and all offers to read for events taking place after the launch. We hope to include as many people as possible.

Chloë Pieters

Human Rights Consortium Administrator

School of Advanced Study, University of London

Senate House

Malet Street

London WC1E 7HU







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