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Orange Shirt Day 2022 #ReadMore Indigenous, Inuit and Metis writers

September 30th marks Canada’s annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which honours the experiences of Indigenous communities traumatized by governments and residential school systems across our country. We honour the courage of Canada’s diverse Indigenous, Metis and Inuit storytellers, writers, speakers, artists, teachers, scholars, journalists, activists, advocates, allies and political representatives. At PEN Canada, we observe this day as an opportunity to take action as writers and readers who value a society that seeks to fully acknowledge our shared histories, and to celebrate the vitality of free expression for all survivors and their descendents, to heal and to pursue a more just future, together.

Literary Events

Down the Road, and a World Away Tour – Poetry Readings by Canada’s New Voices in Toronto and Montreal

Down the Road, and a World Away — Join PEN Canada and Another Story bookshop as we celebrate an evening of creative writing by some of Canada’s most original new voices.

SuperFan Showcase, Calgary: André Alexis & Yann Martel


Advocates Case: Kyaw Min Yu (Ko Jimmy)

Myanmar’s military government recently confirmed a death sentence imposed on author and activist Kyaw Min Yu under the country’s Counter-Terrorism law.

From the Archives

Q&A with Chris Tenove on Toxic Disinformation

A Q&A with researcher Chris Tenove about the Global Reporting Centre’s study of online disinformation.