Books on Film: Marlon James on Rashomon

Books on Film: Marlon James on Rashomon

16/04/2018    
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings) discusses Akira Kurosawa's visionary masterpiece, Rashomon, and its lasting influence on cinema, literature, and popular culture, including James' own highly anticipated Dark Star trilogy.
Very Political and Unapologetically Black: Desmond Cole with Jael Richardson

Very Political and Unapologetically Black: Desmond Cole with Jael Richardson

01/03/2018    
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Desmond Cole in conversation with Jael Richardson, founder and artistic director of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), on writing the black experience in Canada. Presented as part of Freedom to Read Week 2018.
2018 PEN Gala Dinner with Martin Amis

2018 PEN Gala Dinner with Martin Amis

20/02/2018    
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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.
Boneshaker Reading Series

Boneshaker Reading Series

12/12/2017    
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The December Boneshaker reading series will feature Spencer Gordon and Margo Lapierre reading from their work. Hosted by PEN Member, Lillian Necakov. A PEN Empty Chair event in support of Azerbaijani blogger Rashad Ramazanov.
Velvet Revolution

Velvet Revolution

04/12/2017    
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Six women directors follow female journalists who courageously and tirelessly work in their field despite a myriad of threats and challenges.
#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: 'Codename Sally' @ Hot Docs

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: 'Codename Sally' @ Hot Docs

28/11/2017    
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
In 1992, PEN Canada members smuggled Salman Rushdie into the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto amidst a fatwa calling for his assassination.
Silencing Voices of Dissent in India

Silencing Voices of Dissent in India

01/11/2017    
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
A discussion about the killing of journalists who dared to expose the authoritarian government as well as the larger threat to democracy in India.
Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

20/10/2017    
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Jesse Wente, Desmond Cole and Rachel Giese join moderator Jesse Brown for a panel discussion asking: just how glorious and free are we?
Book Launch: Being Kurdish in a Hostile World

Book Launch: Being Kurdish in a Hostile World

10/10/2017    
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Launch: Being Kurdish in a Hostile World by Ayub Nuri 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Ben McNally Books 366 Bay St., Toronto Free Admission, All [...]
Ai Weiwei: Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

Ai Weiwei: Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

27/09/2017    
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
PEN members and friends are invited to see Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei accept the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.
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