On Aug. 16, 2013 John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani were detained, without charges, in Cairo. PEN Canada voiced concern with Egyptian authorities’ decision and rallied support on social media. Greyson sent the following letter of thanks to PEN Canada’s Executive Director, Tasleem Thawar.
PEN Canada signed on to a joint letter to the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron on surveillance and his response to investigative journalism.
PEN Canada’s National Affairs Committee is concerned by the wrongful treatment of journalists during recent anti-fracking protests at Elsipogtog, New Brunswick.
Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay will receive the One Humanity Award at PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 34th International Festival of Authors (IFOA) on October 24, 2013.
PEN Canada congratulates Alice Munro and hopes her win will encourage writers to further their craft for the benefit of readers the world over.
PEN Canada is raffling away two pairs of tickets to Double Feature: An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King in Conversation with Andrew Pyper exclusively to members on October 15!
On Thursday September 5, 2013, at our annual general meeting, members elected Philip Slayton as the new president of PEN Canada. A few days after I became president of PEN Canada, I …
A new block of tickets will be released on Tuesday, October 1, at 1:00 p.m. and can be bought from the Harbourfront Centre Box Office (416–973–4000) or by visiting www.ifoa.org
PEN International–Nasrin Sotoudeh’s early release from prison on September 18, 2013 is a welcome first step that the Iranian authorities may be addressing the dire state of freedom of expression in the country.
Toronto, September 19, 2013 – Today PEN Canada voiced concern at the decision of Egyptian authorities to continue holding Canadian citizens John Greyson and Tarek Loubani, without charge, in a Cairo prison.