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Forthcoming Conference 2019

Posted on November 19, 2018 by in Events, Forthcoming Conferences, News

Writing for Liberty 2019

Buenos Aires 11-13 April

The Writing for Liberty series summons writers who have been imprisoned or persecuted for their writings, or who have used their writing in the interests of social and political liberty. As well as working with writers, we are collaborating with human rights and writers’ organizations such as Amnesty International and, in this case, PEN Argentina. Our aim: to promote debate around fundamental issues of human liberty through the agency of creative and critical writings. The third event in the series will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the National University of San Martín. 

Keynote speakers

Antjie Krog, University of the Western Cape
Luisa Valenzuela, PEN Argentina
Irene Chikiar Bauer, PEN Argentina
Writing Abuse Poets
Cristian Alarcón, UNSAM
María Laura Spoturno UNLP

Call for papers

This will be the third Writing for Liberty Conference. Its aim will be to build upon and extend the dynamic debates and discussions begun during the first WFL Conference, hosted by Lancaster’s Centre for Transcultural Writing and the second in Cape Town. Once again it will seek to promote debate around fundamental issues of human liberty through the agency of creative and critical writings. We are now requesting academic papers and new creative writings for reading and performance. The Writing for Liberty Conference will last three days and will focus on the relationship between forms of creative writing and questions of personal, artistic, social, and political liberty. Contributions may refer to any period in history and to any social, political or cultural context, though our main emphasis will be on contemporary writing practice and critical/theoretical response.

See below for further information about the Conference on the website of the Universidad Nacional de San Martin:

Unsam website: Click aquí

Inscription form: Click aquí


EU/UK/US delegate fee

EU/UK/US student delegate fee

Rest of the World delegate fee

Rest of the world


Click here for PDFs giving full details of the Conference in English and Spanish:

Writing for Liberty 2019 in English

Writing for Liberty 2019 in Spanish

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