Refugee Tales Book Events


Marina Lewycka at the Hay Festival (credit John Barrett)


Here are some new opportunities to hear Refugee Tales.

Finchley, North London
Thursday 25 May at JW3
Offering intimate glimpses into the otherwise hidden world of asylum and detention in Britain today, three renowned writers retell the stories of individuals caught in the system. David Herd, Kamila Shamsie and Inua Ellams read and discuss those stories with Anna Pincus, co-founder and co-ordinator of the Refugee Tales project. In association with Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and Comma Press.

Woking, Surrey – St Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Church, Shaftesbury Rd, GU22 7DT
Saturday 24 June, 2 – 4pm
Readings of The Appellant’s Tale by David Herd and The Support Workers’ Tale by Josh Cohen.
An event for Refugee Week with an introduction to Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group by Anna Pincus and a local Woking Refugee Tales walker sharing experiences of being on the Walk.
The event is being arranged by Woking People of Faith.

Bradford Literature Festival 30 June – 9 July 2017
Sunday 9 July 2017
Readings from Refugee Tales with Avaes Mohammed, Inua Ellams, Ian Duhig and Avril Loveless, a volunteer visitor with GDWG.

Charleston Small Wonder Short Story Festival 2017
Saturday 30 September or Sunday 1 October 2017
South Downs National Park, Firle, Lewes BN8 6LL, UK
Readings from Refugee Tales  with Marina Warner and Neel Mukherjee.

Manchester Literature Festival
Friday 6 – Friday 20 October 2017
Readings from Refugee Tales with Rachel Holmes

Birmingham Literature Festival
Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 October 2017
Readings from Refugee Tales