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Meet PEN Canada’s New Executive Director

Meet PEN Canada’s New Executive Director

By | August 7, 2018 at 8:32 am

We are a genuinely global organization and our lack of partisan interests gives us a unique moral power to address freedom of expression crises in any part of the world.

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Israel: Poet Dareen Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prison

Israel: Poet Dareen Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prison

By | August 1, 2018 at 12:46 pm

PEN strongly condemns the five-month prison sentence handed down to Dareen Tatour on July 31st, 2018 by the Nazareth District Court.

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Human Rights Activists Welcome News of Liu Xia’s Release

Human Rights Activists Welcome News of Liu Xia’s Release

By | July 11, 2018 at 9:54 am

PEN Canada welcome news of Liu Xia’s release from China and commemorate the work of Liu Xiaobo on the first anniversary of his death on July 13, 2017.

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Book Balls, Fox-Trots, and Boeuf Bordelaise: The Early History of PEN International

Book Balls, Fox-Trots, and Boeuf Bordelaise: The Early History of PEN International

By | July 4, 2018 at 11:01 am

PEN emerged during a moment of postwar optimism regarding the potential of human fellowship to overcome the contingencies of geopolitical power.

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Israel: End Judicial Proceedings and Ensure Dareen Tatour’s Immediate Release

Israel: End Judicial Proceedings and Ensure Dareen Tatour’s Immediate Release

By | July 4, 2018 at 9:51 am

PEN calls upon the Israeli authorities to end the judicial harassment of Tatour and immediately and unconditionally release her.

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2018 New Voices Award: Q&A with Jaclyn Desforges

2018 New Voices Award: Q&A with Jaclyn Desforges

By | June 27, 2018 at 10:40 am

Jaclyn Desforges answers questions about narrative form, inspiration, and the craft of writing.

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Turkey: Fundamental Freedoms Must Be Fully Restored

Turkey: Fundamental Freedoms Must Be Fully Restored

By | June 26, 2018 at 10:29 am

The Turkish authorities should end their continuing onslaught on freedom of expression and lift the state of emergency.

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Call for Applications: 2018 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

Call for Applications: 2018 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

By | June 25, 2018 at 7:18 am

PEN Canada invites applications from creative writers for the position of PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College from August 27, 2018 – December 14, 2018.

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Jaclyn Desforges wins RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

Jaclyn Desforges wins RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

By | June 18, 2018 at 6:45 am

Jaclyn Desforges has won the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for unpublished writers aged 17-30.

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Filkow Prize Awarded to Justin Brake at PEN Canada AGM

Filkow Prize Awarded to Justin Brake at PEN Canada AGM

By | June 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm

The attempt to silence Justin Brake is an attempt to silence freedom of expression.

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