Conference

31 MAY –2 JUNE
IN OTHER WORDS

THE INTERNATIONAL CITY OF REFUGE NETWORK ICORN’S NETWORK MEETING AND PEN INTERNATIONAL’S CONFERENCE FOR WRITERS IN PRISON – IN LILLEHAMMER
LILLEHAMMER HOTELL

When freedom of speech is threatened, restricted or forbidden, artists and writers are obliged to find ever more inventive ways of avoiding authoritarian oppression. This resistance finds new forms, new words, new methods. “In other words” at Lillehammer is an investigation and celebration of art and literature’s resistance in a post-factual world.

More than 300 authors, artists, activists, City of Refuge representatives and other guests from 60 nations will take part in the conference and many will also participate in panel discussions, readings, concerts or other events. Themes such as “Freedom of expression in Turkey” and “A Day in Aleppo” are on the agenda along with recent eyewitness accounts from areas where authors, artists and human rights advocates are under the greatest threat.

In collaboration with Norwegian PEN, Lillehammer Municipality, The Nansen Academy, ICORN and PEN International

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