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2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson, and Rick Mercer

2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson, and Rick Mercer

By | November 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm

PEN Canada pays tribute to the life and work of Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson in a conversation with Rick Mercer. Join PEN Canada as we honour literary power couple Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, founding members and past presidents of our centre. We’ll engage them in conversation about their early days with PEN — they […]

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Michael Redhill writes to Oleg Sentsov

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Michael Redhill writes to Oleg Sentsov

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:44 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Michael Redhill writes a letter to the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Rui Umezawa writes to Dawit Isaak

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Rui Umezawa writes to Dawit Isaak

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Toronto writer Rui Umezawa writes to the imprisoned Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Marina Nemat writes to Nasrin Sotoudeh

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Marina Nemat writes to Nasrin Sotoudeh

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:35 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, we asked PEN members and supporters to send a message to a jailed writer. Marina Nemat writes to Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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Uganda Must Release Academic Stella Nyanzi and Drop All Charges Against Her

Uganda Must Release Academic Stella Nyanzi and Drop All Charges Against Her

By | November 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm

From PEN International 12 November 2018 – PEN International and PEN Uganda are deeply concerned by the recent arrest and ongoing trial of the prominent Ugandan academic, writer and activist, Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Nyanzi was arrested on 2 November 2018 and charged with “cyber harassment” and “offensive communication” following messages she allegedly posted on Facebook about President Yoweri […]

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Creative Writing Scholarship for North American PEN Members

Creative Writing Scholarship for North American PEN Members

By | November 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Goddard College has announced a $10,000 scholarship available to members of the three PEN North American centres for their MFA in Creative Writing. “The Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship, now in its third year, is the result of a partnership between Goddard’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program and PEN America, PEN Canada, and PEN Mexico, which together comprise the North […]

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Pursuing Truth in Pune

Pursuing Truth in Pune

By | October 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

Released on the final day of PEN’s 84th annual congress, PEN’s report warns of “a rising tide of violence, impunity, extended pre-trial detentions, and surveillance” under the Modi government, of “punitive defamation laws [that] mute criticism”, nervous publishers who “have asked journalists to be less critical of authorities” and universities where a “climate of fear” has curbed student activism, rescinded invitations to controversial professors, andpurged textbooks that are deemed offensive.

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Imprisoned Ukrainian Writer and Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov Says He Will End Hunger Strike

Imprisoned Ukrainian Writer and Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov Says He Will End Hunger Strike

By | October 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

Today marks day 145 of Sentsov’s hunger strike, which he began on 14 May to urge the Russian authorities to release all Ukrainian nationals currently imprisoned in Russia on politically motivated grounds. A letter written by Sentsov, first posted here, explains he has been forced to end the hunger strike as his health is in ‘critical condition.’ The […]

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Dissident Saudi Writer Jamal Khashoggi Disappears After Visit to Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

Dissident Saudi Writer Jamal Khashoggi Disappears After Visit to Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

By | October 12, 2018 at 2:30 am

Available in Arabic.  October 8, 2018 – PEN International is deeply concerned about the well-being and safety of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018. Six days later no official information has been disclosed about the whereabouts of Khashoggi. There are unconfirmed reports that he […]

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2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson

2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson

By | September 18, 2018 at 9:57 am

PEN Canada pays tribute to the life and work of Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson.

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