Season’s Greetings Campaign

write letters to imprisoned writers as part of the PEN International Season's Greetings Campaign

Share a Message of Hope with an Imprisoned or Persecuted Writer this Holiday Season

Every December, members of the PEN community come together to write messages of solidarity, support and hope to fellow writers who are imprisoned or persecuted for exercising their right to free expression. PEN supporters send postcards to over 100 writers in more than 20 countries. These words of hope can go a long way in raising morale and providing comfort in a time of need.

Get Involved! To take part in the Season’s Greetings Campaign:

1. Contact Amy Smith at for a complete list of PEN’s 2017 cases.
2. Encourage friends and family to send a letter to a writer in peril.
3. Set up a greeting station at your holiday party with postcards and pens!

Share hope with writers in peril throughout the year by becoming a PEN Canada Advocate

Photo: Matt Buck