PEN Canada 2016 Board Nominations

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PEN Canada Board Nominations

PEN Canada’s Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for members of its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will recommend candidates to the current Board, in accordance with PEN’s General By-laws, our principles and values, and taking into account identified needs for skills and regional representation.

Nominees will participate in an election at PEN’s Annual General Meeting in June 2016. If elected, they will serve a 3-year term for a maximum of 2 terms. Board members are expected to contribute to PEN’s activities, attend and participate in quarterly board meetings, and take part in committee work as needed.

Eligible candidates should be:

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older,
  • A member of PEN Canada or become one within 10 days after election as a director,
  • Writers, including journalists, playwrights, editors, translators, screenwriters, radio and television dramatists, documentary makers, song-writers and other individuals in the field of writing.

PEN welcomes suggestions for nominations from PEN members before April 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm (EST). Suggestions should be sent to, Randy Boyagoda, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at  or by mail:

Attn: Randy Boyagoda (President and Chair, Nominating Committee)
PEN Canada
24 Ryerson Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5T 2P3

Under PEN Canada’s General By-laws, the following persons will serve on the 2014 Nominating Committee:

  • Randy Boyagoda (President and Chair)
  • Philip Slayton (Past President)
  • Grace Westcott (Vice-President)
  • Janne Duncan (Secretary)

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