OUR RAFFLE HAS NOW BEEN DRAWN BUT YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO THE VALENTINES FOR PALESTINE FUNDRASER USING THE GOFUNDME LINK.
On Wednesday 14 February 2024, seventeen UK independent bookshops will hold events to raise money for the PEN Emergency Fund which will be ringfenced to provide support to writers at risk who are in and from Palestine. For every £1000 we raise, the PEN Emergency Fund will support one emergency grant to a Palestinian writer at risk.
Brick Lane Bookshop are proud to be one of the participating bookshops and will be holding a raffle with some incredible prizes that have been donated to us which can be found listed below.
Raffle tickets are £6 each or £25 for five and can be purchased either online or in the shop up until February 14th. The raffle will be drawn by bookshop staff and winners of the prizes will be contacted (so please ensure that you leave the correct contact details with us when making your purchase).
N.B. Free postage is available to those within the UK only.
If you would like to donate without being included in the raffle, you can do so via the GoFundME page.
Raffle Prizes Available
- A digital artist portrait shoot from Robin Silas Christian in Crystal Palace, London (this can be upgraded to a film and digital option).
- Editorial feedback on a short story from Scratch Books.
- A Brick Lane Bookshop Bundle which includes the Brick Lane Short Story Anthology Bundle, tote bag, and mug.
- Fitzcarraldo book bundle containing Emergency by Daisy Hildyard, The Long Form by Kate Briggs and The Plague by Jacqueline Rose.
- Serpent’s Tail Classics bundle: Notice by Heather Lewis, Closer by Dennis Cooper, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, Cold Nights of Childhood by Tezer Özlü, Haruko Love Poems by June Jordan, donated by Serpents Tail.
- Profile Books bundle: Profile Books tote, ‘We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir by Raja Shehadeh and The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi, donated by Profile Books.
- A signed copy of The Disenchanted Earth by Richard Seymour, donated by The Indigo Press.
- 2 x After the Sun by Jonas Aika, donated by Lolli Editions.
- Signed copy of Emperor of Rome by Mary Beard, donated by Profile Books.
- Signed copy of England is Mine by Nicolas Padamsee, donated by Serpents Tail.
About the PEN Emergency Fund
Based in the Netherlands, the now globally operating PEN Emergency Fund was founded by the writer A. den Doolaard in 1971. It supports seriously persecuted writers and journalists, sometimes living in exile, with a once-only allowance that helps them (and in special cases, their families) to make ends meet when, for instance, they need to flee the country immediately or require urgent medical attention following abuse. Every year dozens of writers throughout the world are provided with aid.
About English PEN
English PEN is one of the world’s oldest human rights organisations, championing the freedom to write and read. We are the founding centre of PEN International, a worldwide writers’ association with 130 centres in more than 90 countries. With the support of our members – a community of readers, writers, and activists – we protect freedom of expression whenever it is under attack, support writers facing persecution around the world, and celebrate contemporary international writing with literary prizes, grants, events, and our online magazine PEN Transmissions.