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PEN West End of Year Party & World Press Freedom Day Celebration

PEN West End Of Year Party And World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day 2019 with PEN West

PEN West is delighted to invite you to our annual end of year party! It has been our tradition to celebrate authors of books that have been published in the past year (June 1, 2018, to June 1, 2019). If you have published a book in this time frame, we invite you to give a talk—no more than 3–5 minutes, please—about your book. Please also bring a copy of your book to display at the party.

And this year, PEN America Members across the country will be participating in programs to celebrate and recognize World Press Freedom Day throughout the early part of May, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to engage in this celebration in Berkeley, as well. Join us in a reading of the PEN America’s Press Freedom Manifesto, which we hope will serve to inspire and unite writers across all genres at in support of journalism as a vital form of storytelling.

We look forward to celebrating our community’s literary achievements with you!

Please RSVP by emailing PEN West Director, Wendy Martin, at Wendy.Martin@PENWest.info and you will automatically receive directions for this event.