15.30-17.00: Saturday 10th November
The refugees who arrive on our shores have extraordinary stories to tell of separation, of tragedy, of hardship, and of survival. Two remarkable anthologies called “Refugee Tales” record some of these true stories, in faithful retellings by acclaimed writers. Their publication is rooted in the work of the charity, Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (GDWG) which through a network of befrienders, supports people in immigration detention at Gatwick Airport.
We are honoured and delighted to bring two of the contributors to “Refugee Tales” – award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist, Bernardine Evaristo, and acclaimed novelist Patrick Gale – to Stroud Book Festival to share their retellings of individual refugee experiences. We also welcome Anna Pincus of GDWG and co-editor of “Refugee Tales” to introduce this amazing project.
Don’t miss this opportunity to bear witness to some of the most powerful and moving human stories you’ll ever hear, brilliantly read by our guest authors.