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Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

By | March 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin reports back from the 2017 Cairo Literature Festival, held February 11-16.

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Night of a Thousand Birds

Night of a Thousand Birds

By | February 9, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Notes from Toronto poet Lillian Necakov on a poetry reading marathon and fundraiser held January 18, 2017.

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Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

By | December 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

On December 25, 2016, three days after his release from prison, Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji published the following message on his Facebook page.

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PEN President Jennifer Clement on Turkey

PEN President Jennifer Clement on Turkey

By | September 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Over these past months we have watched as Turkey, a country with an extraordinary cultural heritage in all the arts, has once again become the largest prison for journalists in the world.

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PEN Turkey Centre: After the Bloody Coup Attempt

PEN Turkey Centre: After the Bloody Coup Attempt

By | July 27, 2016 at 10:24 am

Albert Camus said: “Free press may be good or bad; but unfree press is definitely bad.”

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El Tumbador – A Green Prison Where Impunity Reigns

El Tumbador – A Green Prison Where Impunity Reigns

By | June 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

This essay is the winning entry from the 2016 Escribir sin Miedo competition for investigative/public interest journalism in Honduras. The competition was established in 2015 as a joint initiative by PEN Canada and PEN Honduras.

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Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

By | June 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada Advocates write to an imprisoned honorary member each month for one year.

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PEN Canada Announces 2016 New Voices Award Nominee

PEN Canada Announces 2016 New Voices Award Nominee

By | June 6, 2016 at 3:51 pm

PEN Canada is proud to announce Toronto writer Laura Legge as the Canadian nominee for the 2016 PEN International New Voices Award competition.

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PEN Canada’s 2016 AGM in Review

PEN Canada’s 2016 AGM in Review

By | June 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm

PEN Canada’s 2016 Annual General Meeting was held at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto on June 1, 2016.

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Junot Díaz Visits PEN Canada

Junot Díaz Visits PEN Canada

By | May 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm

PEN Canada was honoured to host award-winning author Junot Díaz for two events in the last week of April, 2016.

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