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Join PEN Today! Reduced membership fees this September

Every day writers around the world are imprisoned, threatened and attacked for putting words on a page. Join PEN Canada and speak for those who are silenced.

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literary events

Ideas in Dialogue: Fighting Words

On June 2, 2015 PEN Canada presented Fighting Words at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall.

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campaigns

1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think

Excerpt from the book 1000 Lashes, by Raif Badawi, published in 2015 by Greystone Books

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from the archives

From the Archives: Canada in Crisis, July 1990

In July 1990, a land dispute broke out between a Mohawk community and the small town of Oka, Quebec. Tensions mounted when the Mohawk community protested, creating road blockades. Then president of PEN Canada, John Ralston Saul, addressed the crisis in PEN’s September 1990 newsletter.

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featured video

Video and Audio: Still Points in a Turning World

We are pleased to present the video highlights and full audio from Wade Davis and John Vaillant’s conversation on a writer’s role in a fast-changing world from our Spring Ideas in Dialogue event.

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