Actividades académicas, Micrositios

Writing for Liberty 2019 (English version)

Buenos Aires 11-13 April
Escuela de Humanidades UNSAM
Lancaster University
PEN Argentina

About Writing for Liberty

This series summons writers who have been imprisoned or persecuted for their writings, or who have used their writing in the interests of social and political liberty. As well as working with writers, we are collaborating with human rights and writers’ organizations such as Amnesty International and, in this case, PEN Argentina. Our aim: to promote debate around fundamental issues of human liberty through the agency of creative and critical writings. The third event in the series will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the National University of San Martín.


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Keynote speakers

AntjieKrog, University of the Western Cape
Luisa Valenzuela, PEN Argentina
Irene ChikiarBauer, PEN Argentina
Writing Abuse Poets
Cristian Alarcón, UNSAM
María Laura Spoturno UNLP

Call for papers

This will be the third Writing for Liberty Conference. Its aim will be to build upon and extend the dynamic debates and discussions begun during the first WFL Conference, hosted by Lancaster’s Centre for Transcultural Writing and the second in Cape Town. Once again it will seek to promote debate around fundamental issues of human liberty through the agency of creative and critical writings. We are now requesting academic papers and new creative writings for reading and performance. The Writing for Liberty Conference will last three days and will focus on the relationship between forms of creative writing and questions of personal, artistic, social, and political liberty. Contributions may refer to any period in history and to any social, political or cultural context, though our main emphasis will be on contemporary writing practice and critical/theoretical response.

Topics for proposals may include, but are not limited to

  • marginal voices
  • political dissidence/struggle through literature
  • orality in the written world
  • transcultural/multilingual writing
  • context and literature
  • gender and sexuality
  • writing as liberation/indictment


Proposals should include a 200 word abstract (for academic papers) or summary (for creative contributions) and a 100 word bio of the contributors.  Panel/Session proposals should include the panel/session title, abstracts or summaries and bios for all presenters. Presenters will be invited to speak for 20 minutes.

Email your proposal to by January 15th 2019.

Academic Committee

Antje Krog
Charlotte Baker
Cornelia Grabner
Gabriela Leighton
Graham Mort
Irene Chikiar Bauer
Lindsey Moore
Luisa Valenzuela
Mario Greco
Meg Van Der Merwe

Organization Committee

Amanda Leal
Carla Montoya
Carlos Funes
Laura dos Santos
Alejandra Harracá
Hernán Franchi
Patricia Green
Rodrigo Jimeno
Santiago Arcuri
Silvia Sneidermanis
Valeria Mulé

Registration fees and payment

Registration form

(This fee includes light lunches and coffee or tea/biscuits during the conference. It does not include accommodation or airport transfers)

Up to 4/2/19 Up to 1/3/19 Up to 15/3/19
EU/UK/US delegate fee £270.- £ 300.- £ 350.-
EU/UK/US student delegate fee £70 £ 80.- £ 100.-
Rest of the World delegate fee £50 £ 60.- £ 80.-
Rest of the World student fee £25 £ 35.- £ 45.-


Please note that registration will not be processed until payment is received. Payment is done through our website UNSAM by credit card.

Where to eat near Campus

University dining room Mensa-UNSAM
On campus (in front of Tent Auditorium).
Healthy, seasonal and balanced food. It offers two menu options: vegetarian and classic. Both include: hot plate, salad with three ingredients, bread, drink and fruit. On the Facebook page of the dining room you can check the menu of the day:

University cafeteria “Mensita”
On campus (inside the Tornavías building).
It offers the same menu as Mensa, but only the vegetarian option, with salad (3 tastes) and drink. Sandwiches, empanadas and salads are also sold in this bar, among other options.

Parrilla “El encuentro”
Grill, steakhouse.
25 de Mayo 1300 (just accross Campus), San Martín, Buenos Aires

Lo de Carlitos
Restaurant. Fast food.
Moreno 3273, San Martín, Buenos Aires

San Antonio
25 de Mayo 1900, San Martín, Buenos Aires

Da Marchello
Italian restaurant.
Salguero 2117, San Martín, Buenos Aires

Rouxe Resto
Restaurant. Pub/bar.
25 de Mayo 1908, San Martín, Buenos Aires

Ayres de Campo
Argentine food. Grill, steakhouse.
Ayacucho 2164, 1650 San Martin, Buenos Aires

El encanto
Peruvian restaurant.
Sarmiento 2052, San Martin, Buenos Aires

La simoqueña
Pizza and empanadas to go.
25 de Mayo 1962, San Martín, Buenos Aires

La cocina de mamá
Home-style food to go.
Perdriel 3445, San Martín, Buenos Aires


The Writing for Liberty 2019 team

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Nota actualizada el 5 de abril de 2019

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