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Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-In-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-In-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

By | September 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

Ava Homa, the scholarship’s inaugural recipient, will work on her new manuscript under the guidance David Bezmozgis.

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Humber School Offers Scholarship for Writers-in-Exile

Humber School Offers Scholarship for Writers-in-Exile

By | June 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

PEN Canada and Humber College are pleased to announce a full scholarship for PEN Canada writers-in-exile to the School for Writers.

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Open House + “Make Space” Campaign Launch

Open House + “Make Space” Campaign Launch

By | June 1, 2017 at 1:59 pm

On May 31, 2017, PEN Canada welcomed members and the public to our new office to celebrate the launch of PEN International’s “Make Space” campaign.

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Kingston Writers Will Sponsor Syrian Refugee

Kingston Writers Will Sponsor Syrian Refugee

By | February 9, 2016 at 1:54 pm

A group of Kingston writers will sponsor the resettlement of a prominent Syrian writer who is under threat and has been forced to flee.

Posted in: News, Profiles

PEN Canada to Build Emergency Fund

PEN Canada to Build Emergency Fund

By | November 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

On December 1st, PEN Canada will join the Canada-wide Giving Tuesday fundraising initiative to raise $10,000 for an official PEN Canada writers-in-peril emergency fund.

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Eden Eyasu Appointed PEN Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College

Eden Eyasu Appointed PEN Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College

By | September 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

PEN Canada is pleased to announce Eden Eyasu as the 2015 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College.

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A Lonely Journey: Support for Refugee Writers

A Lonely Journey: Support for Refugee Writers

By | August 7, 2015 at 9:40 am

One journalist’s account of what PEN Canada’s support meant to him during his refugee hearing.

Posted in: Blog

On Eritrea’s Future

On Eritrea’s Future

By | April 16, 2015 at 11:27 am

On January 6, 2015, 6 Eritrean journalists were released on bail after being imprisoned in 2009, when the government conducted a raid on journalists. Brendan de Caires interviewed Eritrean journalist and member of the PEN Writers in Exile Committee Aaron Berhane about the release and the implications for the country’s future.

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Echoes in Exile: A Writer’s Path from Iran to Canada

Echoes in Exile: A Writer’s Path from Iran to Canada

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:41 am

As part of a series exploring the lives of writers-in-exile now living in Canada, Ava Homa reflects on the hurdles she has faced as a Kurdish writer and the love of writing that has helped her overcome them.

Posted in: Blog

Kaziwa Salih Appointed 2014 PEN Writer-in-Residence

Kaziwa Salih Appointed 2014 PEN Writer-in-Residence

By | December 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

Kurdish writer Kaziwa Salih has been chosen as the 2014 PEN Writer-in-Residence in the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies at George Brown College.

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