Calendar of Events
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature Marks Tenth Anniversary, April 28-May 4, 2014
A Weeklong Series of Readings, Debates, Performances, and Workshop Celebrates Writers Who Have Taken Artistic and Political Risks...
Lessons for Writers from RightsCon
BY Deji Olukotun
Human rights activists, technologists, corporations, and foundations came together this week in San Francisco at RightsCon, the leading U.S. conference on human rights and technology. PEN...
The PEN Ten with Jimmy Santiago Baca
BY Lauren Cerand
What is the responsibility of the writer? To toss out like old rotten salad the yearning for fame and money and get busy fighting for human rights and protesting abuses against the dignity of all...
Return to Sender
BY Timothy Small
What pulls us forward, and keeps us from feeling like mice in a spinning wheel, are a few important deadlines: One, the distribution of the manuscripts to a committee of judges; two, the return...
PEN Staff Calls on Egypt to #FreeAJStaff
BY Sarah Hoffman
PEN staff has joined a journalist-led "selfie" Twitter campaign calling on Egypt to free three Al Jazeera journalists arrested in December, and declaring that journalism is not a crime. We...