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Seeking Nominations: board of directors

PEN Canada’s Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for its board of directors.  What we are looking for:   Candidates must show an interest in literature and freedom of expression and a commitment …

Literary Events

Reading list: Black Bodies, White Spaces

Ahead of our Black History Month event, a complementary reading list, with authors from across the diaspora, telling stories of revolution, hidden history, and getting into good trouble. These nine …

Black Bodies, White Spaces | Event in Toronto

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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