write letters to imprisoned writers as part of the PEN International Season's Greetings Campaign

Season’s Greetings Campaign

Every December, members of the PEN community come together to write messages of solidarity, support and hope to their fellow writers imprisoned or persecuted for exercising their right to free expression.

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | Photo by Amar Ramesh

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

On Nov. 15, PEN Canada observes the Day of the Imprisoned Writer to focus attention on the unjust imprisonment of writers around the world.

Holding Saudi Arabia Accountable

On October 23, 2014, PEN Canada presented Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi with the One Humanity Award, given to writers whose work “transcends the boundaries of national divides and inspires …