pencil – Where Scribblers of the World Unite!


Welcome to pencil – PEN Canada’s blog.  This is where we’ll share opinions on current events, and explore quibbles, quarrels and queries that touch on issues of free expression.

We’d like to get to the heart of things through an on-line conversation: Why defend freedom of expression at all?  Where should the lines be drawn?  How does freedom of expression change in the digital world?

Feel free to disagree, tell stories, and be mischievous – if your comments spark debate or a laugh, they’re exactly what we’re looking for.


Executive Director, PEN Canada

P.S. Is there a topic you think we should be blogging about? Let us know!

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