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PEN Canada Welcomes Release of Al-Jazeera Journalists

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed, two of three Al-Jazeera journalists charged with terrorism related offences in 2013.

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literary events

Writing, Violence, and the Human Brain: A conversation with Steven Pinker and Ken Dryden

Join us for an evening with renowned author and psychologist Steven Pinker on the opening night of the 36th annual International Festival of Authors.

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Vietnam: Blogger Ta Phong Tan Released

PEN International and PEN Canada welcomed the release of Vietnamese blogger Ta Phong Tan on 19 September 2015.

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from the archives

The Infamous Duet: Margaret Atwood and Robertson Davies

On December 6th, 1990, PEN hosted its annual benefit. The show-stopper that night was the following duet, performed by Canadian icons Robertson Davies and Margaret Atwood, accompanied intrepidly by Tomson Highway on piano.

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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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