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From English PEN / Writers at Risk Programme:
On the 17 August anniversary of the Pussy Riot Verdict, FreePussyRiot.org asked “us” to assemble in cities around the world to protest the incarceration of Nadya and Maria. They also asked us to write letters to them in prison. I liked that idea. It is important to make noise on the world stage. But Nadya and Maria are still human beings struggling to survive in conditions probably far more awful than I can begin to imagine. Maybe a letter would mean something. I was pleased to find that the English PEN / Writers at Risk Programme had addresses to write to them.
First Thing to Think About: I guess you have to send an actual, physical piece of paper! I guess prisoners don’t get email!
Second Thing to Think About: How do you write a letter to someone without including anything overtly political when everything you know about her is overtly political?
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