Events

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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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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