May 16, 2013
Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan on Race, Censorship, and Free Speech
PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue series tackles race, censorship and free speech.
May 4, 2013
Shawn A-in-chut-Atleo, Margaret Atwood, Wade Davis, Chris Hedges, John Ralston Saul, and Micah White are among the speakers who will explore the importance of our democratic voice.
April 27, 2013
Is the new wave of eating locally produced foods a healthy way of reining in food-greed and building sustainability, or a myopic and indulgent trend?
April 25, 2013
Join two of Canada’s leading intellectuals on stage at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library for an intriguing discussion centred on the reference library’s One Book campaign, Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.
April 14, 2013
Do people with money have an undue influence on our political system? Experts discuss comparative models of political campaign financing in Canada and the US on the closing night of Spur Toronto.
April 11, 2013
As the future of the written word shifts from static pages to animated screens, readers, publishers, and writers alike are considering the fundamental question: what is the future of the book?
March 1, 2013
A panel discussion with Stephen Henighan (Biblioasis International Translation Series), Jesse Hirsh (CBC technology columnist) and Hal Niedzviecki (founder of Broken Pencil). Moderated by National Post Books editor Mark Medley.
February 6, 2013
In partnership with Ryerson University, PEN Canada invites Larry Siems from PEN American Center to speak about what emerged from his review of more than 140,000 government documents relating to detainee abuse during the “global war on terror,” brought to light by Freedom of Information litigation.
November 23, 2012
Come for the screening, stay for the Q&A!
On Friday, November 23, 2012, head down to the Robert Gill Theatre for a viewing of Silenced Voices: Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile. After the screening there will be a Q&A with director Beate Arnestad and former BBC foreign correspondent to Sri Lanka, Frances Harrison.
The event is co-hosted by PEN Canada and Amnesty International.
November 15, 2012
On PEN International’s 31st Day of the Imprisoned Writer, the Toronto public is invited to show its support for authors jailed for exercising our universal right to freedom of expression.