The Power Of Translation
We believe that translation opens borders and enriches our understanding of other cultures. London is a city in which over 300 languages are spoken and where, for half of our state school students, English is not their first language. The world is filled with inspiring works of literature, but in the UK only a tiny percentage of literature is in translation. We set up The Power of Translation to tackle these issues and more.
Living Dangerously: Stories Of Climate Change
Human activity affects every area of our climate, from the air we breathe and the water we drink, to our ice sheets and glaciers, plants and animals. We see literature and writing as a powerful tool for encouraging people to act on climate change. Living Dangerously brings together writers, scientists, young people and campaigners to explore and discuss the way our climate is changing.
Speaking Freely is a platform for voices which often go unheard. Through this programme we work with communities in the UK and internationally, giving people the chance to explore and challenge attitudes towards political, cultural, religious and environmental issues.
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Engage with Free Word
2017 PEN Ackerley Prize
- Wed 5 Jul 2017
- 7:00pm - 8:15pm
- Free Word Centre
Come and hear the shortlisted authors read from and discuss their work with chair of judges Peter Parker, before the winner of the 2017 prize is announced.
The Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism: now open for entries
If you’re a journalist, critic, blogger or writer interested in examining the arts, you could win a first prize of £3000 and have your work published in the Observer. Find out more and enter by 30 November 2017.
A Goodbye from Our Programme Producer, Sophie
Free Word bids farewell and good luck to our exceptional Programme Producer, Sophie Wardell, as she moves on to pastures new...