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Project: Wanderlust

Please note: As of August 2017, we’re pausing on our monthly series as we plan for new and exciting ways of  incorporating Wanderlust into future seasons of programming. We’ll update you with further announcements soon.


On the second Monday of each month, writers and translators from all around the world meet with audiences at Free Word to discuss and explore the impact of their work, and share exclusive insights into the creative process of storytelling.

Click below to explore the Wanderlust events we’ve held so far, and check out some of the books we’ve featured.

You can also visit Free Word’s Wanderlust playlist on SoundCloud; we record each event so that you never have to miss out.

Stories, Podcasts and Videos

Events & Exhibitions

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