The journalist and legal scholar Amy Lai has been awarded the 2021 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for courageously reporting on the “threats faced by both individuals and democratic institutions” in her native Hong Kong, and for ground-breaking scholarship on freedom of expression.
The gratitude gap: What does Canada owe refugees, and what do they owe us?
Nicaraguans now find ourselves with no recourse, no law, no police to protect us. Habeas corpus has been replaced by a law that allows the state to imprison people who are under investigation for up to 90 days. Who will they come for next?
PEN Canada condemns the Ontario government’s use of the Notwithstanding Clause to impose restrictions on third-party political advertising for a full twelve months before a provincial election.
Abdulrahman Matar is a Syrian-born writer, journalist, poet and novelist. He is a member of PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile group, the Syrian writers’ Association, and the Writers’ Union of …
Humber School for Writers Creative Writing (Correspondence) Program The Humber School for Writers is seeking applications from PEN Canada’s Writers-in-Exile for its 28-week graduate certificate program commencing in September 2021. A full …
The Belarussian authorities must urgently end their relentless crackdown on independent and critical voices, PEN International said today, as attacks against writers, journalists and cultural workers in Belarus continue unabated.
PEN International is appalled by the escalating situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and expresses its grave concerns over the mounting violations to freedom of expression in recent days.
Aaron Berhane’s sudden passing from Covid-19 on May 1st was a devastating blow to PEN’s Writers-in-Exile group, which he chaired.
You are invited to attend PEN Canada’s AGM on: Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 5:30 pm held remotely on Zoom. All current PEN Canada members who have paid their dues …