Nasrin Parvaz and Lucy Popescu

A discussion on one of the defining issues of our time – the experiences of refugees, asylum seekers and migration. Nasrin Parvaz, a women’s and civil rights activist in post-revolutionary Tehran who was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death in 1982, talks with Lucy Popescu, a writer and critic with a background in human rights and former Director of English PEN Writers in Prison Committee. Host: Janice Lowe, founding member of Faversham & Villages Refugee Solidarity Group.

The Secret Letters from X to A is a compelling historical novel telling the story of a young man who finds secret letters hidden in the walls of an Islamic prison from a woman to her husband. He must decide what is more important: the woman's tragic story or the personal danger he may face for revealing it.

A Country to Call Home is an anthology focusing on the experiences of refugees – original stories, poems, memoir and essays from writers including Sebastian Barry, William Boyd, Al Kennedy, Hanif Kureishi, Marina Lewycka and Ruth Padel.

Saturday 23 February, Assembly Rooms, 12.30–1.30pm. £5 Book tickets here