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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Jaclyn Desforges has won the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for unpublished writers aged 17-30.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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Egypt: Prominent Egyptian Writer and Blogger Under Arrest and Investigation

Egypt: Prominent Egyptian Writer and Blogger Under Arrest and Investigation

By | June 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

PEN International is deeply concerned about the detention of Wael Abbas, a prominent Egyptian blogger and political activist. He has been arbitrary detained since his arrest on 23 May 2018, when several armed agents from the Egyptian security service raided his home, blind-folded him and took him to an undisclosed location. During the raid, the […]

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Justin Brake wins 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

Justin Brake wins 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

By | June 7, 2018 at 8:51 am

Justin Brake has won the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually to an individual or group whose work has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.

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PEN Call to Action for the Immediate Release of Oleg Sentsov

PEN Call to Action for the Immediate Release of Oleg Sentsov

By | May 31, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Oleg Sentsov has been on a hunger strike since May 14; PEN urges Russian authorities to release Sentsov immediately.

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Toronto to Erect “The Empty Chair” Memorial to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo

Toronto to Erect “The Empty Chair” Memorial to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo

By | May 29, 2018 at 11:04 am

Liu Xiaobo Memorial project to erect a bronze sculpture of an empty chair to commemorate his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.

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PEN Calls on Ireland to End Restrictions on Artists Discussing 8th Amendment

PEN Calls on Ireland to End Restrictions on Artists Discussing 8th Amendment

By | May 23, 2018 at 10:38 am

PEN expresses concern at restrictions placed upon artists wishing to discuss the issue of abortion in Ireland.

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