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Liu Xiaobo: “I have no enemies. . . .”

Liu Xiaobo: “I have no enemies. . . .”

By | July 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

Marian Botsford Fraser’s recollection of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Chinese poet Liu Xiaobo.

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Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

By | July 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Liu Xiaobo who is suddenly ‘free’ isn’t free at all; but let us celebrate this great man’s greater, more lasting freedom, so terribly earned: to be back in the arms of his beloved.

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In Memoriam: Avie Bennett

In Memoriam: Avie Bennett

By | June 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Avie Bennett, publisher and supporter of PEN Canada, passed away on June 2, 2017. Douglas Gibson reflects on Bennett’s life and work.

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Call for Photos: PEN Canada’s 1992 Benefit with Salman Rushdie

Call for Photos: PEN Canada’s 1992 Benefit with Salman Rushdie

By | June 8, 2017 at 11:21 am

Do you have photos of the 1992 PEN Canada Benefit featuring Salman Rushdie?

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Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

By | June 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin profiles the Gudran Association for Art and Development in Egypt.

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Inspiritus Press: Bringing the Noise for PEN Canada

Inspiritus Press: Bringing the Noise for PEN Canada

By | May 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

Report on Inspiritus Press’ pop up street reading tour for National Poetry Month and PEN Canada.

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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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