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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: Notes on the Rushdie Fatwa

From the Archives: Notes on the Rushdie Fatwa

By | January 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

The following are extracts from PEN Canada’s May 1993 newsletter. Six months earlier, Salman Rushdie’s appearance onstage with then-Ontario premier Bob Rae marked the first occasion on which a head of government had greeted the author in a public.

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From the Archives: Margaret Atwood on PEN and Politics

From the Archives: Margaret Atwood on PEN and Politics

By | January 28, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Margaret Atwood on the founding of PEN Canada The first PEN centre in Canada was founded in 1926 in Montreal. In 1983, the English-language centre, PEN Canada, moved to Toronto, while the French-speaking Centre quebecois du PEN continues its work in Montreal. On May 6, 1985 CBC’s Valerie Pringle spoke with Margaret Atwood on the founding […]

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PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

By | December 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That’s to say, anybody’s a witch if you point at them and say they are. And that, of course, was the purpose and the nature of the witch hunt.

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