Events

On Sale Now – Tickets to PEN’s Spring Ideas in Dialogue

On Sale Now – Tickets to PEN’s Spring Ideas in Dialogue

By | April 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

PEN Canada, in association with the Royal Ontario Museum, presents Sir, I Intend to Burn Your book: Race, Censorship, and Free Speech the next event in PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue Series.

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PEN Canada liveblog: “Vested Interests in Politics”

PEN Canada liveblog: “Vested Interests in Politics”

By | April 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm

PEN Canada’s liveblog from our “Vested Interests in Politics” event with Hendrik Hertzberg and Chrystia Freeland at Spur Festival Toronto.

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Sci-lenced: A Conversation at Massey College

Sci-lenced: A Conversation at Massey College

By | April 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm

On October 17, 2012, as part of Non-Speak Week, PEN Canada partnered with the Canadian Science Writers Association to host Sci-lenced, a panel discussion on the prevention of media access to government scientists. The venue was intimate, the crowd was thoughtful, and the conversation was engaging.

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The Future of the Book: Paul Holdengräber and Hugh McGuire in Conversation

The Future of the Book: Paul Holdengräber and Hugh McGuire in Conversation

By | March 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

As the future of the written word shifts from static pages to animated screens, readers, publishers, and writers alike have begun to consider the same fundamental question: what is the future of the book?

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PEN Canada Presents: “Beyond Book Burning”

PEN Canada Presents: “Beyond Book Burning”

By | March 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

PEN Canada brings you liveblog updates from our Freedom to Read Week event, Beyond Book Burning.

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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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