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Summer 1996: Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson Look Back

Summer 1996: Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson Look Back

By | May 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Authors Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson and Graeme Gibson brought PEN Canada to Toronto in 1984.

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December 1994: Kenneth Harvey Writes from Newfoundland

December 1994: Kenneth Harvey Writes from Newfoundland

By | December 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Kenneth J. Harvey’s thoughtful piece on the realities of his work as a minder, originally published in PEN Canada’s December 1994 newsletter.

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From the Archives: Canada in Crisis, July 1990

From the Archives: Canada in Crisis, July 1990

By | July 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

In July 1990, a land dispute broke out between a Mohawk community and the small town of Oka, Quebec. Tensions mounted when the Mohawk community protested, creating road blockades. Then president of PEN Canada, John Ralston Saul, addressed the crisis in PEN’s September 1990 newsletter.

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From the Archives: Camilla Gibb reads to Dawit Isaac

From the Archives: Camilla Gibb reads to Dawit Isaac

By | January 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

In late 2011, ten years after the arrest of PEN Canada Honorary Member Dawit Isaac, five writers read letters to imprisoned Eritrean journalists. Camilla Gibb read her letter to Dawit Isaac on stage at Ryerson University. She will present a documentary on March 3, 2014, as part of our PEN Picks series in partnership with Hot Docs.

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