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2016 Call for Nominations: PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

PEN Canada calls for nominations for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize, which recognizes champions of freedom of expression in Canada.

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literary events

Word on The Street

Join us Sunday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Harbourfront Centre for the 27th annual Word on the Street Festival.

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MEXICO: Journalist and Writer Héctor de Mauleón Threatened for Investigative Reports

PEN International and PEN Mexico are seriously concerned by the threats received by award-winning journalist and author Héctor de Mauleón.

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from the archives

Summer 1996: Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson Look Back

Authors Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson and Graeme Gibson brought PEN Canada to Toronto in 1984.

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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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