In a Moment of Dire Threat to Free Expression, PEN America Literary Gala Celebrates Writers, Visionaries, and Truth-Tellers
PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said: “In unimaginable times, we need the imagination, and specifically authors’ imaginations as manifest in the written word, to force us to reckon with… More
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PEN America staff recommends books by women that had a lasting impact on their lives for #WomensHistoryMonth!
Special mentions for @caroderobertis @PamMunozRyan @OctaviaEButler #CarmenMariaMachado and #MarilynFrench
Cancellation of Drag Benefit Show on Texas Campus Goes Against Norms of Free Expression https://pen.org/press-release/cancellation-of-drag-benefit-show-on-texas-campus-goes-against-norms-of-free-expression/
Publishing, selling, and owning books is increasingly becoming more dangerous in Hong Kong. Authorities have wielded the colonial-era sedition law to crack down on books on HK’s 2019-20 protests, claiming they "incite hatred" of the government. (1/5) https://pen.org/press-release/hong-kong-authorities-should-drop-sedition-charges-against-book-sellers-pen-america-says/