Events

Very Political and Unapologetically Black: Desmond Cole with Jael Richardson

Very Political and Unapologetically Black: Desmond Cole with Jael Richardson

By | February 8, 2018 at 11:35 am

Desmond Cole in conversation with Jael Richardson for Freedom to Read Week 2018.

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2018 PEN Gala Dinner with Martin Amis

2018 PEN Gala Dinner with Martin Amis

By | January 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

Join PEN Canada and Martin Amis for an intimate evening of conversation ranging from Saul Bellow to Donald Trump: incendiary politics, literature, and the madness of crowds.

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Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

By | December 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Six women directors follow female journalists who courageously and tirelessly work in their field despite a myriad of threats and challenges.

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#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Code Name Sally’ @ Hot Docs

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Code Name Sally’ @ Hot Docs

By | November 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Join PEN on #GivingTuesday for “Codename Sally”, a new documentary that recounts PEN’s secret mission to free Salman Rushdie 25 years ago.

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Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

By | September 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

Jesse Wente, Desmond Cole and Rachel Giese join moderator Jesse Brown for a panel discussion asking: just how glorious and free are we?

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Investigative Journalism in a Dangerous Country

Investigative Journalism in a Dangerous Country

By | September 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Adela Navarro is the director of, Zeta, one of the only news outlets in Mexico to regularly report on drug trafficking, corruption and organized crime.

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Ideas in Dialogue 2017: Indigenous Voices Rising

Ideas in Dialogue 2017: Indigenous Voices Rising

By | July 10, 2017 at 10:25 am

On June 22 PEN Canada hosted the 2017 Ideas in Dialogue discussion in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.

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Ideas in Dialogue 2017: Indigenous Voices Rising

Ideas in Dialogue 2017: Indigenous Voices Rising

By | July 2, 2017 at 2:15 pm

On June 22 PEN Canada hosted the 2017 Ideas in Dialogue discussion in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.

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Open House + “Make Space” Campaign Launch

Open House + “Make Space” Campaign Launch

By | June 1, 2017 at 1:59 pm

On May 31, 2017, PEN Canada welcomed members and the public to our new office to celebrate the launch of PEN International’s “Make Space” campaign.

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Indigenous Voices Rising

Indigenous Voices Rising

By | May 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm

This event celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling and considers the challenges facing artists and writers who seek to remain both culturally relevant and commercially viable.

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