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A Climate of Sorrow

By Marcello Di Cintio For the past six months, since the most recent horrors in Gaza began, I’ve been using my Gazan friends’ Facebook activity as proof-of-life. I begin to …

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Poetic Voices, In Bud and In Bloom | Event in Montreal

  Join us in person in Westmount (Montreal) at the Atwater Library Adair Auditorium for the Atwater Poetry Project’s upcoming event: Poetic Voices, In Bud and In Bloom. Featuring 2023 …


International Women’s Day: Take Action for Pınar Selek (Türkiye)

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day 2024, PEN International features the case of sociologist, writer, feminist, and PEN Türkiye member Pınar Selek, who has faced a decades-long trial over …

Take Action for Soulaiman Raissouni

Take Action for Iryna Danylovych

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