Update! Date Change for 100 TPC & World Wide Reading – ‘Freedom for Liu Xiaobo’!

Monday, March 12, 2012-6:00pm to 7:30
Pasadena Central Library
285 East Walnut Street
(626) 744-4066

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Theresa Dowell will be organizing a poetry reading in Pasadena, CA
100 Thousand Poets for Change & World Wide Reading – ‘Freedom for Liu Xiaobo’
(in response to the call by: Ulrich Schreiber-Director-12th international literature festival berlin)…

“Ladies and Gentlemen,
On 20 March 2012, the international literature festival berlin (ilb) will organize a worldwide reading for the Chinese writer and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xiaobo has been in detention for more than three years, after he and other intellectuals wrote and published the civil rights manifesto Charta 08. The worldwide reading in March is meant to make Liu Xiaobo’s work known to a broader public and to back the protest.

The Charta 08 and poems by Liu Xiaobo will be read. We would be glad if cultural institutions, schools, universities and/or radio stations could host a reading on 20 March. The appeal (see annex) has been signed so far by Héctor Abad (Columbia), Kwame Anthony Appiah (USA), Amir Hassan Cheheltan (Iran), Noam Chomsky (USA), Bei Dao (China), Ariel Dorfman (Chile),Péter Esterházy (Hungary), Aminatta Forna (U.K., Sierra Leone), Juan Goytisolo (Spain/ Morocco),Herta Müller (Romania/Germany), Amos Oz (Israel), Laura Restrepo (Columbia), Henrietta Rose-­‐Innes (South Africa), Salman Rushdie (India/ USA), Tomaz Salamun (Slovenia), Peter Schneider (Germany), Sjón (Iceland), Janne Teller (Denmark), Dubravka Ugresic (Croatia/Netherlands), Anne Waldman (USA) and many other writers from all continents.

In order to let people all over the world know about our initiative, we need your support: Please publish the information. Our e-mail address is: worldwidereading@literaturfestival.com

Most cordially yours,
Ulrich Schreiber
12th international literature festival berlin
September 5th ‐ 15th 2012 | Focus Art and Literature

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