Events

What are the New Threats to Free Speech?

What are the New Threats to Free Speech?

By | February 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

What are the subtle and not so subtle ways free expression is hampered in Canada? Patrick Finn and Chris Turner discussed shifting terminology and simplistic soundbites in our first ever event in Calgary.

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The Decline and Fall of Investigative Journalism

The Decline and Fall of Investigative Journalism

By | January 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

Declining revenues, downsized newsrooms and digital strategies. A panel of print, broadcast and digital journalists consider the agenda of public interest newsgathering in a transformed media landscape.

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Don’t Fence Me In: A Calgary PEN talk with Patrick Finn and Chris Turner

Don’t Fence Me In: A Calgary PEN talk with Patrick Finn and Chris Turner

By | January 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

In this first-ever PEN Canada event in Calgary, award-winning sustainability author Chris Turner and provocative performance theorist Patrick Finn open up questions of sacred cows and taboo topics in the prairie metropolis.

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The Judicious Use of Solitude, Technology, and Plastic Surgery

The Judicious Use of Solitude, Technology, and Plastic Surgery

By | October 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Relive a great literary evening through a collection of tweets from David Cronenberg’s conversation with philosopher Mark Kingwell at PEN Canada’s Benefit on the opening night of the 35th International Festival of Authors.

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Video and Audio: Still Points in a Turning World

Video and Audio: Still Points in a Turning World

By | August 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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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A Q&A with Wade Davis and John Vaillant

A Q&A with Wade Davis and John Vaillant

By | May 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

PEN Canada asked Wade Davis and John Vaillant a few big questions to set the stage for Ideas in Dialogue on May 22.

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PEN Partners with Spur Festival

PEN Partners with Spur Festival

By | March 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

PEN Canada enters its second year in partnership with the Spur Festival of politics, art, and ideas with events in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Vancouver.

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Audio: Surveillance After Snowden

Audio: Surveillance After Snowden

By | March 5, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Listen to the full audio recording of our Surveillance After Snowden panel discussion held at Toronto Reference Library as part of Freedom to Read Week.

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Audio and Video: Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti in conversation on Literature of the Self

Audio and Video: Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti in conversation on Literature of the Self

By | February 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

PEN Canada hosted its fall Ideas in Dialogue event, Literature of the Self, on Dec. 5, 2013 at the Royal Ontario Museum with Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti.

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PEN Canada and Hot Docs Present New Series: PEN Picks

PEN Canada and Hot Docs Present New Series: PEN Picks

By | January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

PEN Canada and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival are pleased to announce that Vincent Lam, Camilla Gibb, Miriam Toews, and Linwood Barclay will headline the PEN Picks series.

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