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PEN Condemns Murders of American Journalists

PEN is shocked and deeply saddened by the murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley by the militant group Islamic State.

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literary events

Tickets on sale now for the PEN Benefit!

Legendary film director David Cronenberg will discuss his debut novel with philosopher Mark Kingwell at this year’s benefit on the opening night of the International Festival of Authors.

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campaigns

Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

The Urumqi People’s Intermediate Court found Tohti guilty of “separatism” after a two-day trial that ended last week and sentenced him to life imprisonment and confiscation of all his property.

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from the archives

From the Archives: Penning a New Chapter

As PEN launches a student centre at Ryerson University, we look back on the student chapter that started it all at the University of Toronto in 1990.

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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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