The 2019 ICORN Network Meeting & PEN International WiPC Conference
29 May 2019 - 1 June 2019
The 2019 ICORN Network Meeting & PEN International WiPC Conference is titled At Home, Everywhere.
Under the title At Home, Everywhere, more than 300 writers, artists, activists, city representatives, sister networks and experts from around the globe will meet in Rotterdam 29-31 May 2019 for the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and PEN International WiPC Conference, to explore what it means to be at home in today’s world, and what it means to be bereft of it. We will discuss the role of cities and communities in supporting writers, journalists and artists, so they can continue to raise awareness globally and be change actors for democratic values and freedom of expression. The main venue for At Home, Everywhere – The ICORN Network Meeting & PEN International WiPC Conference is the ship SS Rotterdam, which had its maiden voyage in 1959 from Rotterdam to New York, and for years carried Dutch migrants to the United States of America, in search and hope of a new home.