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Creative writing workshops in Puerto Rico

Thursday 30 May 2013 - 11:30am

The Puerto Rico PEN Club will organise, in cooperation with local schools and universities, five creative writing workshops in 2013 with the aim to support social inclusion and community access to reading and writing in Puerto Rico. The workshops will provide an opportunity for the participants to discuss poetry, short stories and novels and will include all age groups of society from elementary school pupils to university students and the larger public. The workshops will take place in Santurce, a vibrant district of the capital city, which has also been one of the main destinations for inter-Caribbean migration in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico PEN Club’s activities form part of a new International Programmes initiative jointly supported by PEN International and the Swedish International Development Agency. The aim of the new initiative is to support civil society and capacity building activities in several countries including, among others, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Central Asia, Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines, Guinea, Malawi and Ghana. For more information please contact International Programmes Officer Emese Kovács:

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