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PEN concerned by chill on discussions of Israel-Hamas war

PEN Canada is concerned by a growing chill on criticism and debate about the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. PEN calls on public agencies, institutions of higher …

Dilan Qadir, Why I Support PEN

Support PEN Canada on Giving Tuesday 2023

Literary Events

Voices of Freedom event: a reading series with exiled writers

When: Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. Where: Hirut Jazz Cafe, 2050 Danforth Avenue, Toronto Join us for an inspiring literary afternoon, at this month’s Voices of Freedom reading …


Take Action for Soulaiman Raissouni

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Soulaiman Raissouni Occupation: journalist Situation: imprisoned in Morocco BACKGROUND  Soulaiman Raissouni is a prominent Moroccan journalist and the former editor-in-chief of the now-defunct opposition newspaper …

Take Action for Iryna Danylovych

Tsering Yangzom Lama writes to Gosher Gyatso

From the Archives

TIFA 2022 — The Freedom to Write and to Read: Standing with Salman Rushdie

“Free Speech is the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.” — Salman Rushdie PEN Canada, Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto International Festival of Authors and Writers’ Trust of Canada …

Q&A with Chris Tenove on Toxic Disinformation