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#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Codename Sally’ @ Hot Docs

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Codename Sally’ @ Hot Docs

By | November 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Join PEN on #GivingTuesday for “Codename Sally”, a new documentary that recounts PEN’s secret mission to free Salman Rushdie 25 years ago.

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When Salman Rushdie Kissed Bob Rae

When Salman Rushdie Kissed Bob Rae

By | December 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Journalist Joseph Hall recounts Salman Rushdie’s surprise visit to PEN Canada’s benefit on December 7, 1992.

Posted in: News

The Infamous Duet: Margaret Atwood and Robertson Davies

The Infamous Duet: Margaret Atwood and Robertson Davies

By | September 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm

On December 6th, 1990, PEN hosted its annual benefit. The show-stopper that night was the following duet, performed by Canadian icons Robertson Davies and Margaret Atwood, accompanied intrepidly by Tomson Highway on piano.

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Stephen King On Writing

Stephen King On Writing

By | October 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

In lead up to our double feature with Stephen King and Owen King, we collected writing advice from Stephen’s memoir, On Writing. It’s a short read because “most books about writing are filled with bullshit,” he writes. In this spirit we’ve further condensed his advice to these essentials.

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Double Feature: An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King

Double Feature: An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King

By | August 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

On the opening night of the IFOA, PEN Canada presents Double Feature: An evening with Stephen King and Owen King.

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The Salman of Doubt

The Salman of Doubt

By | September 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

There is a giant fish hanging over my kitchen sink. It is a salmon, carved by Nova Scotia folk artist William Roach, and for more than 20 years it has carried a decoration on its left front fin: a button reading “I am Salman Rushdie”.

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On Sale – Opening Night at the IFOA with Rohinton Mistry

On Sale – Opening Night at the IFOA with Rohinton Mistry

By | August 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

A rare chance to meet a literary icon, and support the essential work of PEN Canada. The 2012 PEN Gala promises an innovative evening of performance, conversation, and music to mark the opening of the prestigious International Festival of Authors.

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