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  • Press Freedom Under Fire in Ferguson

    PEN's documentation of 52 violations of freedom of the press during the Ferguson protests shows the abuse was not confined to a few outlying incidents, but a systemic problem.

  • Vietnamese Writer-Activist Tortured in Detention

    According to reports, Dang Xuan Dieu, has been held in solitary confinement, forced to sleep and eat next to his excrement, denied access to adequate food, clean drinking water, and regular...

  • Top Places to Breastfeed

    BY Sara Mumolo
    Today I pumped in the Atlanta airport women’s restroom / At the sink while ppl walked past / And I wore one of those bras for hands free pumping / Which also meant I wore a tinge of shame I knew...

  • Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Silenced, Barred from Law

    Iranian journalist and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been barred from practicing law for three years, she told reporters in Tehran Sunday. This is the second time the rights activist...

  • The PEN Ten with Laila Lalami

    BY PEN America
    [W]riters have to write, even under threat. I think often of Tahar Djaout’s words: “If you speak, you die / If you are silent, you die / So speak and die.”

Monday
December 01
5:30 pm

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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.
Wednesday
November 05
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of readings and conversation with preeminent writers of Myanmar on a rare visit to the United States.
Monday
November 03
8:00 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.
Wednesday
October 29
8:00 pm
The PEN Translation Committee and the Bridge celebrate translations and Latin American literature with Samantha Schnee and Carmen Boullosa.
Thursday
October 16
6:30 pm
Join PEN American Center and Akashic Books at Le Poisson Rouge for a literary reading from the PEN Prison Writing Program and Prison Noir .
Tuesday
October 14
4:30 pm-6:00 pm
How will the coming debate over net neutrality shape the future of democrati

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