It has been a feature of several writers festivals recently, and The Empty Chair Campaign appeared again in Byron. Each of the panels had an empty chair, representing writers who were not present because they had been detained, disappeared, threatened or killed for their writing. During the panel’s introduction, the chairperson usually dedicated the empty chair to a specific writer, explaining their circumstances and plugging the valuable work of PEN International.

For more information, check out the Sydney PEN website.

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