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Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

By | October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay will receive the One Humanity Award at PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 34th International Festival of Authors (IFOA) on October 24, 2013.

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Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

By | October 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

PEN Canada congratulates Alice Munro and hopes her win will encourage writers to further their craft for the benefit of readers the world over.

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Win Tickets to PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

Win Tickets to PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

By | September 27, 2013 at 2:28 pm

PEN Canada is raffling away two pairs of tickets to Double Feature: An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King in Conversation with Andrew Pyper exclusively to members on October 15!

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Meet PEN Canada’s New President

Meet PEN Canada’s New President

By | September 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

On Thursday September 5, 2013, at our annual general meeting, members elected Philip Slayton as the new president of PEN Canada. A few days after I became president of PEN Canada, I went with Tasleem Thawar, our executive director, to the 79th PEN International Congress held in Reykjavik, Iceland. The 79th Congress dramatically illustrated the international sweep of […]

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New Tickets Available for PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

New Tickets Available for PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

By | September 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

A new block of tickets will be released on Tuesday, October 1, at 1:00 p.m. and can be bought from the Harbourfront Centre Box Office (416–973–4000) or by visiting www.ifoa.org

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Honourary Member Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

Honourary Member Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

By | September 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

PEN International–Nasrin Sotoudeh’s early release from prison on September 18, 2013 is a welcome first step that the Iranian authorities may be addressing the dire state of freedom of expression in the country.

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PEN Canada concerned for detained Canadians

PEN Canada concerned for detained Canadians

By | September 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Toronto, September 19, 2013 – Today PEN Canada voiced concern at the decision of Egyptian authorities to continue holding Canadian citizens John Greyson and Tarek Loubani, without charge, in a Cairo prison.

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Honorary Member Shi Tao released from prison

Honorary Member Shi Tao released from prison

By | September 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

PEN International is delighted to announce the news that Shi Tao, poet, journalist and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) has been released 15 months before the end of his 10-year sentence.

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Meet PEN Canada’s New President and Board Members

Meet PEN Canada’s New President and Board Members

By | September 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

On Thursday, Spetember 5th 2013 PEN held its Annual General meeting at the Faculty Club at the University of Toronto. Members discussed the work we have done through the year and voted on by-law changes. We also elected four new board members and a new president.

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PEN International Announces Shortlist for New Voices Award

PEN International Announces Shortlist for New Voices Award

By | August 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

On August 22nd, PEN International announced its inaugural New Voices Award shortlist. Claire Battershill, author of “The Collective Name of Ninjas”, has been shortlisted for the award and has been invited to read her work at the 79th annual PEN International Congress in Reykjavík.

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