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Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation

Image: People hold hands in a large circle as drummers perform on stage at event at LeBreton Flats on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day in Ottawa, Canada on …

Joan Leishman wins 2023 Marie-Ange Garrigue Prize

Literary Events

Voices of Freedom event

On September 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hirut Jazz Club, the PEN Canada Writers in Exile group proudly presents an afternoon of inspired readings from emancipated voices. This event is the fourth ‘chapter’ of their “Voices of Freedom” reading series, this time with writers from Tunisia, Kurdistan-Sorani, Turkey, and Syria.

Special event — Notes On An Invasion

Special event — Raising Our Voices


Take Action for Jimmy Lai on WPFD

May 3, 2023 — On World Press Freedom Day, PEN International mobilizes in support of Hong Kong media tycoon, Jimmy Lai. (London, UK) –To mark the 30th anniversary of World …

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