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From the Archives: “The Power of the Internet”

From the Archives: “The Power of the Internet”

By | June 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

In 2000, Evan Solomon wrote on “The Power of the Internet” – and while that phrase may seem dated, the ideas and concerns he presented are just as relevant today.

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From the Archives: Deepa Mehta’s Film Protested as Anti-Hindu

From the Archives: Deepa Mehta’s Film Protested as Anti-Hindu

By | May 12, 2014 at 11:17 am

In this letter from 2000, Bapsi Sidhwa speaks with Deepa Mehta during the height of protests to the filming of Water in India.

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From the Archives: Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

From the Archives: Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

By | April 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

In this piece, which originally appeared in the Summer 1996 newsletter, Karen Connelly visited Aung San Suu Kyi at her home to discuss the wellbeing of two Burmese writers.

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From the Archives: A Letter on Censorship from Rohinton Mistry

From the Archives: A Letter on Censorship from Rohinton Mistry

By | April 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

On Oct. 20, 2010, Rohinton Mistry wrote a letter condemning the burning and removal of his novel from the course syllabus at the University of Mumbai.

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From the Archives: A Tribute to Anna Politkovskaya

From the Archives: A Tribute to Anna Politkovskaya

By | February 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on Oct. 7 2006. Alan Cumyn reflects on her role in Russia and her enduring voice in the world.

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From the Archives: Camilla Gibb reads to Dawit Isaac

From the Archives: Camilla Gibb reads to Dawit Isaac

By | January 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

In late 2011, ten years after the arrest of PEN Canada Honorary Member Dawit Isaac, five writers read letters to imprisoned Eritrean journalists. Camilla Gibb read her letter to Dawit Isaac on stage at Ryerson University. She will present a documentary on March 3, 2014, as part of our PEN Picks series in partnership with Hot Docs.

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From the Archives: Alice Munro and Diana Athill in Conversation

From the Archives: Alice Munro and Diana Athill in Conversation

By | November 1, 2013 at 11:27 am

On October 21, 2009, Alice Munro and Diana Athill joined Bill Richardson on stage for PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 30th IFOA.

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From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

By | October 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

In this video, former PEN Canada president Charles Foran presents the award to Liu Xiaobo. We had hoped to get his reaction but we were unable to make contact with him in prison. Activist and former national president of the Chinese Canadian National Council Gloria Fung accepted the award on his behalf and gave this speech: […]

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From the Archives: Sheila Heti reads to Temesken Ghebreyesus

From the Archives: Sheila Heti reads to Temesken Ghebreyesus

By | September 27, 2013 at 10:07 am

Author Sheila Heti reads her letter to an imprisoned Eritrean journalist on the tenth anniversary of his imprisonment.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: A Galsworthy Saga

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A Galsworthy Saga

By | August 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Margaret Morris’ memoir of her friendship with John Galsworthy offers an intriguing glimpse into the private life one of PEN’s co-founders.

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