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LOBI writers featured in Guardian Unlimited

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
If you're visiting us for the first time as a result of the fab feature in The Guardian today, welcome! Please click on 'Writing' in the menu above to read stories by LOBI writers. And please, please do leave your comments. Our writers need your encouragement and support.

You can hear Faraidon and Mark talk about and read from their work on The Guardian Newsdesk podcast here. It's 17 mins 35 secs into the podcast, for anyone who wants to go straight to the LOBI bit.

Writers at the Edinburgh Festival

Wednesday, August 23, 2006
LOBI writers from the Write to Life group at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture are the inspiring authors behind most of the writing currently published on our wiki.

Last week they were among those reading at The Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers series at the Edinburgh Festival.

The talented Hassan Bahri blogs about his experience on the Amnesty Festival blog here.

Writers reading their stories at the Edinburgh Festival

Monday, August 14, 2006
Writers from the Write to Life group at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture will be travelling to the Edinburgh Festival to read their work in two special events this weekend.

Firstly, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August, writers will give readings at the Peppers Theatre in Charlotte Square at 5.30pm. The readings are free and tickets are available from the Edinburgh Book Festival's site (although, irritatingly, the online box office wasn't working when I checked just now) or by calling Amnesty International Scotland on 08448 009 088.

On Sunday 20 August at Theatre Workshop in Hamilton Place, some of the writers will also be performing their work in a rehearsed reading with music. Call the Book Festival box office on 0845 373 5888.

Look out for Mark, Faraidon and Nadine, all of whom have work featured on the LOBI writing wiki.

A Palestinian prisoner's story

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
This is an innovatively written story by Noureddin, who was born in Jabalia refugee camp in Ghaza.

It's a brave and powerful piece of wriitng that shows the fragmenting and self-alienating experience of being locked up all day for your political beliefs. When I read this story, I wondered about the extreme circumstances in which dignity and political belief might become as important for a person as life itself. An interesting question for the times in which we find ourselves?