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Feb,24 2015

The massacre at Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 brought urgent questions about censorship, satire, offense, and artistic responsibility to the forefront.

Feb,23 2015

As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Molly Crabapple read "I See His Face" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir.

Feb,09 2015

As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Eileen Myles read "Great American Sex" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir.

Feb,09 2015

As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Justin Vivian Bond read "Enemy to Enemy" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir.

Feb,09 2015

As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Ayana Mathis read "In the Koran" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir.

Feb,23 2015

Molly Crabapple, Justin Vivian Bond, John Guare, Ayana Mathis, Eileen Myles, Dina Salah Amer, Andrew Solomon, and Lili Taylor took the stage read from Mohamadou Ould Slahi's Guantánamo Diary.

Feb,05 2015

Erica Jong opened the 2015 PEN DIY season with a passionate talk on how to write the book of your heart.

Dec,05 2014

A short video about PEN America's work defending writers in peril.

Dec,01 2014

Singer-songwriter and author Wesley Stace took the DIY stage on December 1, revealing how he made art for three decades under two names.

Nov,25 2014

In this excerpt from Breakout: Voices from the Inside—A Celebration of the PEN Prison Writing Program 2014, Justin Torres reads “Letter to My Grandnephew” by Christopher Myers.

Nov,21 2014

In this excerpt from Breakout: Voices from the Inside—A Celebration of the PEN Prison Writing Program 2014, Eric Boyd reads “Of Ash and Bone” by Robert Weaver.

Nov,14 2014

Watch Justin Vivian Bond give a crash course in the art of improv and creating a character in five steps.

Oct,06 2014

Listen to poet Natalie Diaz grapple with betraying her family in her book of poetry "When My Brother Was an Aztec" and share about the ongoing Mojave Language Revitalization Program.

Sep,29 2014

On Septmeber 28th, PEN hosted a special event at KGB Bar with readings from the 5 2014 PEN/Bingham finalists:

Apr,26 2007

The first cop told him to go to the checkpoint one block east of here and he did this and there were military police and troops in Humvees and a convoy of dump trucks and sanitation sweepers moving south through the parted sawhorse barriers.

Jun,30 2014

Edwidge Danticat reads from Claire of the Sea at the Franklin Park Reading Series, co-hosted by PEN American on June 4, 2013.

Aug,01 2014

Sometimes a thought just won't go away. For Masha Gessen, the unrelenting thought is this: Those who live in a totalitarian state are like victims of abuse. The acclaimed Russian author and journalist discusses this and more.

Aug,01 2014

E.L. Doctorow reads from his novel City of God at the 2011 PEN event "Viva" at the Belarus Free Theatre.

Aug,01 2014

The authors in conversation at the 2005 event Foreign Exchanges: Art Spiegelman & Marjane Satrapi.

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