Christy Lefteri and David Herd at Faversham Literary Festival - SOLD OUT

22 Feb 2020 - 2.00PM

Giving voice to the Syrian refugee crisis, Christy Lefteri’s experience as a volunteer at a UNICEF-supported refugee centre in Athens informs 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo'. She is in conversation with David Herd, coordinator of 'Refugee Tales' – an ongoing project that calls to end indefinite immigration detention – poets, novelists and writers have collaborated with people who have experienced detention, their tales appearing alongside first-hand accounts by people who themselves have been detained.
All profits from 'Refugee Tales' go to Kent Refugee Help and Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group.
Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University and author of 'A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible'.
David Herd is a poet, critic and Professor of Modern Literature at University of Kent, whose work focuses on the intersection of literature and human rights.
Saturday 22 February 2020, The Arden Theatre, 2–3pm.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Faversham & Villages Refugee Group.