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Applications open for Writers-in-Exile Humber Scholarship

The Humber School for Writers is seeking applications from PEN Canada’s Writers-in-Exile for its 28-week graduate certificate online mentorship program commencing in September 2024. The PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship (a full scholarship) is available …

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Annual General Meeting 2024

PEN Canada’s Annual General Meeting will take place online Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 pm EDT, on Zoom. All PEN Canada members are encouraged to attend, and RSVP is required. A full AGM package (Agenda, Minutes …

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Alaa Abd el-Fattah – follow-up letter to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Originally published by English PEN | Photo of Alaa Abd El-Fattah, courtesy of Photo by Mosaab El-Shamy.    April 17, 2024 Dear Members of the United Nations Working Group …

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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