“PEN plays an intrepid, leading role in bringing barriers down.”

Nadine Gordimer, vice-president of International PEN

Advocate Membership

When you sign up for Membership in PEN, you join over 4,000 of this country’s most distinguished writers, translators, and editors as part of a global community of literary professionals from more than a hundred nations. Your membership provides vital support in our work to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship. Advocate Membership is open to everyone who supports PEN’s mission and provides a vital base of volunteers and support for PEN’s programs and advocacy.

Benefits include:

• a subscription to PEN America, our award-winning annual journal
• discounts to our public programs, including the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
• select invitations to Member-only receptions
• complimentary access to the online database Grants and Awards Available to American Writers, the most comprehensive directory of its kind


Student Advocate Membership ($25)

Advocate Membership ($50)