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In Memoriam: Avie Bennett

In Memoriam: Avie Bennett

By | June 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Avie Bennett, publisher and supporter of PEN Canada, passed away on June 2, 2017. Douglas Gibson reflects on Bennett’s life and work.

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Canadian Literature and Authors: A Portrait

Canadian Literature and Authors: A Portrait

By | October 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

This October, artist Mark Raynes Roberts’ ILLUMINATION comes to Toronto. PEN Canada asked Roberts about his artwork, his process and Canadian creativity.

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Ideas in Dialogue: Fighting Words

Ideas in Dialogue: Fighting Words

By | June 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

On June 2, 2015 PEN Canada presented Fighting Words at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall.

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PEN Canada Announces 2015 New Voices Award Nominee

PEN Canada Announces 2015 New Voices Award Nominee

By | June 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada nominates Nadine Sander-Green for the 2015 PEN International New Voices Award PEN Canada is pleased to announce short-story writer Nadine Sander-Green as the 2015 Canadian nominee for the PEN International New Voices Award. Many thanks to jurors Bronwyn Drainie, Mark Medley, and Becky Toyne, and to the talented writers who sent in their […]

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Announcing the PEN International New Voices Award

Announcing the PEN International New Voices Award

By | April 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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 The award aims to encourage new writing and to provide space where for young and unpublished writers can submit their work.

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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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Bare It For Books Campaign

Bare It For Books Campaign

By | February 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

Bare It For Books, launching today, will work to raise awareness of both free speech and Canadian literature.

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Bear – A Defence of Reading

Bear – A Defence of Reading

By | February 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

I am an enemy to the concept of “inappropriate” as here described, because it is a veiled form of an uglier – less “appropriate” – term, namely censorship

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