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Orwell Prize Debate
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (BST)
Letchworth Garden City,
Orwell Prize Debate. 'Poverty Then And Now: Orwell And His Successors'
A debate and discussion arranged by the Orwell Prize.
The event will be chaired by Katriona Lewis, operations manager for the Orwell Prize.
The panel of distinguished speakers will be:
Stephen Armstrong, the author of 'The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited.'
Dr Michael Sayeau, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Orwell Archive at University College, London.
Gwenton Sloley, a former gang member from Hackney who spent some time in prison, turned his life round and now helps children in poverty stay out of gang crime.
Jacqueline Crooks, the Director of Befriend a Family, an organisation working with children living in poverty within Westmister.
When & Where
George Orwell Festival
An event to celebrate the writings, the ideas and the life of George Orwell, in Letchworth and Wallington, Hertfordshire England, where he lived for some of the most important years of his writing career.
The debate concerns issues that influenced Orwell's work that still resonate today.
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