Send a holiday greeting to an imprisoned writer!

This holiday season, show your support for a writer in prison by writing a message of solidarity, support and hope to a writer imprisoned for practicing their right to free expression. These words of hope can go a long way in raising morale and providing comfort in a time of need. If you would like a copy of the address list for this year please contact Vera DeWaard at

There are a number of other ways in which individuals can support the work of PEN Canada to advance literature and protect freedom of expression, at home and around the world. You can:

If you would like to talk to someone about how you can get involved in a way that is meaningful to you, please contact the PEN Office Manager, Vera DeWaard, at 416.703.8448 x2221 or vsdewaard(at)

Free expression matters. Your involvement does make a difference.

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