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  • Tohti Trial a ‘Farce,’ Says PEN American Center

    Beijing Making an Example of Uyghur Scholar Who Advocated Peaceful Dialogue NEW YORK— Ilham Tohti, a scholar and writer who should have been a welcome...

  • In Search of Salvation

    BY Carl Hart
    He stood about six feet but weighed, at most, 110 pounds. His face was so emaciated that you could see nearly every bone. The few remaining teeth he had looked like they were on the way out. I...

  • Two Poems by Wendy Xu

    BY Wendy Xu
    Unrested we said to others to leave / us pleased, not far along our track, still much // we want, half the slower good death / of cities too off your bristling map.

  • The PEN Ten with Sean Wilsey

    BY PEN America
    Suddenly seeing myself as a writer-of-facts changed the way I looked at reality—so it was sort of a double-edged occasion. Guaranteed impediment to having a good time: knowing you'll have to...

  • Ferguson and Press Freedom

    BY Katy Glenn Bass
    Press freedom includes the right of journalists to do their jobs without intentional interference by the police. That right was clearly under threat in Ferguson, as journalists encountered...

Monday
December 01
5:30 pm

participants

Building on oral traditions, proverbs, and parables, our new series returns storytelling to its roots. Imagine Herman Melville leading an event on “How to Get Your Man,” Mary Shelly leading a session on “How to Rob A Grave,” or Charles Bukowski on “How to Write a Sex Scene…for Her”? It will be a “Do It Yourself” life lesson without an Allen wrench.
Monday
November 03
7:30 pm

participants

Building on oral traditions, proverbs, and parables, this new series returns storytelling to its roots. Imagine Herman Melville leading an event on “How to Get Your Man,” Mary Shelly leading a session on “How to Rob A Grave,” or Charles Bukowski on “How to Write a Sex Scene…for Her”? It will be a “Do It Yourself” life lesson without an Allen wrench.
Tuesday
October 14
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
How will the coming debate over net neutrality shape the future of democrati
Monday
October 06
8:00 pm

participants

Building on oral traditions, proverbs, and parables, this signature series returns storytelling to its roots. Imagine Herman Melville leading an event on “How to Get Your Man,” Mary Shelly leading a session on “How to Rob A Grave,” or Charles Bukowski on “How to Write a Sex Scene…for Her”? It will be a “Do It Yourself” life lesson without an Allen wrench.
Wednesday
October 01
6:00 pm
Ilsa Gilbert, the founder and chair of the PEN Women's Literary Workshop, announces the 23rd Annual Reading and Reception.
Monday
September 29
6:30 pm
Each year, PEN awards nearly $150,000 in grants and prizes to some of today's most outstanding voices in literature.

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