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Over 100 Nobel Laureates sign open letter in support of Ales Bialiatski

Photo credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 PL (from PEN International website) May 21, 2023: PEN International, the literary and free expression organisation, has released a letter signed by 103 Nobel Laureates, …

Meet the jury for the 2023 New Voices Award!

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Join our 2023 Annual General Meeting

2023 Annual General Meeting PEN Canada’s AGM will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm ET on Zoom. Please RSVP by Monday June 12th, 2023 via the form below. …

Confronting the new wave of Antisemitism


June 1 – 31: The Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

Great Canadians Celebrate Freedom of Expression In the month of June, every $1 you donate to PEN Canada through our  campaign page enters PEN in a chance to win …

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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