The past few weeks have seen amazing goings on in Belarus. In the wake a clearly rigged election, people took to the streets – and when demonstrators and bystanders alike were detained, beaten and tortured, it prompted a fresh wave of protests, bringing hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets, in the first serious challenge to president Lukashenko’s dictatorship since he came to power 26 years ago. But the detentions and human rights violations continue.
Join us for an international poetry reading of writers coming together in solidarity with Belarus. The line up includes Volha Hapeyeva, Valzhyna Mort, Kinga Toth, Shehzar Doja, Sasha Dugdale, Vahni Capildeo, Polly Atkin, Nora Gomringer and Marjorie Lotfi Gill.
The short digital poetry reading will go live at 7pm on 1 September and will be available to watch for a week. A link and more details will be made available via lighthousebookshop.com and at https://www.facebook.com/events/329891014825556.
This event aims to raise money for Belarus 97, who support victims of repression with legal costs, medical treatment and other costs: https://www.belarus97.pro/eng.