Events

Beyond Book Burning: A Q&A with Mark Medley

Beyond Book Burning: A Q&A with Mark Medley

By | February 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Mark Medley shared his thoughts with PEN Canada about the move towards self-publishing online, the disappearance of the midlist, and the takeover of traditional publishing houses by media conglomerates.

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Larry Siems on the Torture Report

Larry Siems on the Torture Report

By | February 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Speaking about his recent book, The Torture Report, Siems gave an enlightening talk about what he uncovered from examining thousands of documents related to the U.S. torture program under the Bush administration.

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The State of Democracy in the US and Canada

The State of Democracy in the US and Canada

By | November 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

“Democracy,” said Janice Gross Stein, “is how you treat the people that didn’t vote for you!” she acknowledged that the ‘trench warfare’ of divisive politics may leave us exhausted and skeptical, but she warned that we shouldn’t confuse “a lack of progress with a lack of significance.”

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On Sale – Opening Night at the IFOA with Rohinton Mistry

On Sale – Opening Night at the IFOA with Rohinton Mistry

By | August 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

A rare chance to meet a literary icon, and support the essential work of PEN Canada. The 2012 PEN Gala promises an innovative evening of performance, conversation, and music to mark the opening of the prestigious International Festival of Authors.

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Spring and Laughter in the Air

Spring and Laughter in the Air

By | May 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

What do you get when you cross a writer, a comedian, and a columnist? Solid social commentary, slips of self-loathing, and a whole lotta laughs as everyone in attendance at PEN’s spring Ideas in Dialogue quickly found out.

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PEN Canada 2012 Annual General Meeting

PEN Canada 2012 Annual General Meeting

By | May 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

It’s that time of year again, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, PEN Canada will be holding its AGM in the Upper Dining Room at the Faculty Club (41 Willcocks St.) at the University of Toronto.

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On Sale – PEN's Spring Ideas in Dialogue Event

On Sale – PEN's Spring Ideas in Dialogue Event

By | March 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Legendary <em>New Yorker</em> writer Calvin Trillin and comedian, actor and author Seán Cullen discuss comedy, satire, and the legacy of Canada's great novelist and provocateur.

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Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

By | March 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

“As a dentist I could only open one mouth at a time,” quipped Zarganar. “But when I tell jokes I open many mouths.”

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Ideas in Dialogue: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children

Ideas in Dialogue: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children

By | January 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm

“You can’t find a more end-to-end, sophisticated, low technology weapons system in the inventory,” warned Dallaire, noting that up to 40 percent of the combatants are young girls who oversee training and logistics as well as functioning as sex slaves for adult commanders.

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Ideas in Dialogue: Liberty and the Arab Spring

Ideas in Dialogue: Liberty and the Arab Spring

By | October 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

Exploring Isaiah Berlin’s ideas in changing world On Sept. 22, 2011 a sold-out crowd attended Liberty and the Arab Spring at the George Ignatieff theatre in Toronto. The event, co-hosted with the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, was the latest in PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue series. The conversation was about […]

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