Human rights and freedom of expression groups, including English PEN, the PEN American Center, PEN Canada condemned the decision by the Ethiopian Supreme Court upholding the 18-year sentence imposed against independent journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega.
PEN International presents its findings on the ongoing threats to individual writers and journalists in China, and an assessment of the climate for freedom of expression in the world’s most populous state.
Thirty-nine years, 50 books, and 350 million copies into his literary career, Stephen King will discuss the writing life with his son, first-time novelist Owen King on the opening night of the 34th International Festival of Authors.
Kurdish Iranian author Ava Homa, a PEN Canada Writer-in-Exile, has been chosen as the next writer-in-residence at Vancouver’s Historic Joy Kogawa House.
In a letter to City Hall, PEN Canada voices concern regarding proposed revisions to the City of Toronto’s anti-discrimination policy and funding conditions for grant applications.
PEN Canada partners with the Literary Review of Canada and Diaspora Dialogues to launch Spur, a new national festival of politics, art and ideas in Toronto and Winnipeg this spring.
PEN Canada is excited to announce the first annual PEN International New Voices Award. The award aims to encourage new writing and to provide space where for young and unpublished writers can submit their work.
Three years after Mexico accepted United Nations (UN) recommendations for combating violence against journalists and eradicating impunity for human rights violations, “the rate at which journalists are being attacked and killed in the country continues to spiral,” PEN International warned on March 7, 2013 during a submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.
Bare It For Books, launching today, will work to raise awareness of both free speech and Canadian literature.
We’re inviting all of our members and supporters to take a quick survey about PEN Canada. If you can spare 10 minutes to tell us which of our programs matter most–and what we should be doing more, or less, of–please take our outreach survey here.