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Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

The writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 38th International Festival of Authors (IFOA).

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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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By Word and Deed with Adam Hochschild and David Bezmozgis

By Word and Deed with Adam Hochschild and David Bezmozgis

By | September 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

Author and historian Adam Hochschild will take the stage with writer David Bezmozgis at PEN Canada’s benefit at the International Festival of Authors on Saturday, October 22.

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PEN Canada Benefit 2015: Writing, Violence and the Human Brain

PEN Canada Benefit 2015: Writing, Violence and the Human Brain

By | November 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

On the opening night of the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA), October 22, PEN Canada President Randy Boyagoda welcomed guests and supporters to the 2015 PEN Benefit.

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Writing, Violence, and the Human Brain: A conversation with Steven Pinker and Ken Dryden

Writing, Violence, and the Human Brain: A conversation with Steven Pinker and Ken Dryden

By | October 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Join us for an evening with renowned author and psychologist Steven Pinker on the opening night of the 36th annual International Festival of Authors.

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Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

Slain Bangladeshi-American author and blogger Avijit Roy is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA). Roy was murdered by religious extremists in Dhaka, Bangladesh in February 2015.

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Steven Pinker: The Psycholinguist’s Sense of Style

Steven Pinker: The Psycholinguist’s Sense of Style

By | October 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

An excerpt from the prologue of Steven Pinker’s most recent work, The Sense of Style, in which he explains what a psycholinguist can bring to the writing guide. Pinker will join PEN Canada, Oct 22.

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Video: PEN Canada’s Annual Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

Video: PEN Canada’s Annual Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

By | December 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

PEN Canada is pleased to present a video review of our 2013 annual benefit with Stephen King and his son and fellow writer, Owen King.

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From the Archives: Alice Munro and Diana Athill in Conversation

From the Archives: Alice Munro and Diana Athill in Conversation

By | November 1, 2013 at 11:27 am

On October 21, 2009, Alice Munro and Diana Athill joined Bill Richardson on stage for PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 30th IFOA.

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A Night of Humour and Horror

A Night of Humour and Horror

By | October 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

PEN Canada hosted its annual benefit on the opening night of the IFOA 2013. Vietnamese blogger, Dieu Cay, was awarded PEN’s One Humanity Award for his advocacy for human rights and Stephen King and Owen King discussed the writing life with Andrew Pyper.

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