Writings & Speeches
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Discurso de John Ralston Saul Ceremonia de Apertura 11 Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada Febrero 17, 2015 Granada, Nicaragua Solo bajo la mas grande trepidación es que un filosofo da un discurso a poetas. Todos sabemos – nosotros novelistas, historiadores – que, sí existe una aristocracia entre los escritores, es dominada por los príncipes […]
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7:00 pm. First Nations House of Learning. 1985 W. Mall. UBC Point Grey (closest parking: Fraser River Parkade). JRS speech moderated by Georgia Straight Editor, Charlie Smith. Guests include Doug White, Leah George Wilson & Shain Jackson. The unstoppable comeback of the Aboriginal peoples.
7:30 pm. 300 Memorial Blvd. Winnipeg Art Gallery. JRS speech & conversation with Leah Gazan, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair with music by Rebecca Chartrand, hosted by Michael Champagne. The unstoppable comeback of the Aboriginal peoples.
7:00 pm at The Roxy Theatre 320 20th St W. JRS Speech & conversation with Winona Wheeler and John Ralston Saul will be joined by special guests, hip hop artist Eekwol and Dr. Winona Wheeler, President Elect of NAISA & Head of the Department of Native Studies. Hosted by Dani Mario of CBC News Saskatchewan. […]
Press Freedom Day event in Ottawa, Canada. The speech, titled ‘Secrecy, Surveillance and Free Expression’ is available to view online here.
JRS to attend Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina from May 3rd – May 9th. Visit to include roundtable “Free The Word!” with Argentine authors including Martín Kohan, Luisa Valenzuela, Pola Oloixarac and Carlos Gamerro. They will discuss the history of PEN International in Latin America and freedom of expression.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 Someone is listening to us. Of course, tonight, in this theatre, a thousand of you are listening. And that is a good thing for literature and for free expression. But out there, beyond this room literally millions of people are being employed around the world to make nonsense of our concepts of […]
Opening Speech Of The 78th Annual PEN Congress In Gyeongju, South Korea SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Op-Ed By John Ralston Saul At The Globe And Mail: Mexico – Where Words Are Rags To Cover Corpses
John Ralston Saul Delivers A Speech At The PEN Protesta Public Event In Mexico City
Opening Speech At The PAN Meeting In Dakar, Senegal
JRS Receives Honourary Doctorate from Nipissing University and Delivers Convocation Address
Op-Ed By John Ralston Saul At The Globe And Mail: The Lethal War On Mexicos Journalists
Statement On Threatened Burning Of Copies Of The Koran
Article In The Globe And Mail, In Memory Of George Anglades
Speech to Korean PEN (Seoul, South Korea)
Speech: John Ralston Saul On The Girona Manifesto At A Meeting With The Government Of Catalunya