Events

What Will Bill C-51 Mean for Canada?

What Will Bill C-51 Mean for Canada?

By | January 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Two distinguished Canadian experts will discuss what C-51 will mean for our freedom of expression and civilities.

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Worldwide Reading in Support of Ashraf Fayadh

Worldwide Reading in Support of Ashraf Fayadh

By | December 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

The international literature festival Berlin calls on all that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading in support of Ashraf Fayadh on January 14, 2016.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

By | November 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm

On Nov. 15, PEN Canada observes the Day of the Imprisoned Writer to focus attention on the unjust imprisonment of writers around the world.

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PEN Canada Benefit 2015: Writing, Violence and the Human Brain

PEN Canada Benefit 2015: Writing, Violence and the Human Brain

By | November 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

On the opening night of the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA), October 22, PEN Canada President Randy Boyagoda welcomed guests and supporters to the 2015 PEN Benefit.

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

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

By | October 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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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Fighting Silence in Honduras: The Battle Against Corruption, Impunity, and Violence

Fighting Silence in Honduras: The Battle Against Corruption, Impunity, and Violence

By | October 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Ryerson University, is pleased to present its third event of the Fall 2016 term in partnership with PEN Canada.

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Canadian Literature and Authors: A Portrait

Canadian Literature and Authors: A Portrait

By | October 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

This October, artist Mark Raynes Roberts’ ILLUMINATION comes to Toronto. PEN Canada asked Roberts about his artwork, his process and Canadian creativity.

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Ideas in Dialogue: Fighting Words

Ideas in Dialogue: Fighting Words

By | June 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

On June 2, 2015 PEN Canada presented Fighting Words at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall.

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Fighting Words

Fighting Words

By | June 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Joseph Boyden and Andrew Pyper will discuss the challenges of writing intelligently about hateful subjects, and they will consider which taboos should be questioned, or broken, and which should be observed.

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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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