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Call for Nominations: 2019 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

Nominations sought for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize Nominations for the 2019 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize are now open. The $1,000 annual prize is awarded to an individual or group that has advanced freedom of expression in Canada. The deadline for nominations is March 21, 2019. Previous winners of the prize include Raihan Abir and Desmond […]

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PEN Canada and The Shoe Project Present: Our Shoes, Our Streets

Shoes are quite profound: intensely personal, they go farther than that, to speak of geography, weather, work, religion, and gender.

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Rashad Ramazanov Begins Hunger Strike in Support of Mehman Huseynov

Rashad Ramazanov and other Azeri dissidents are joining Mehman Huseynov in a hunger strike.

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from the archives

Book Balls, Fox-Trots, and Boeuf Bordelaise: The Early History of PEN International

PEN emerged during a moment of postwar optimism regarding the potential of human fellowship to overcome the contingencies of geopolitical power.

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