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I love the work we’ve done with @PENAmerica for the #PENOutLoud series. Kickoff is on January 29th with the incredible Saidiya Hartman and Leslie Jamison. https://www.strandbooks.com/strand-pen-america/
Words scare the powerful. Because words reveal truth. They force accountability. This kind of retaliation in Belarus is why we fight for the freedom to write @PENamerica. https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1218160103330848768
A co-founder of the Belarusian PEN Center was arrested for reading an essay at a public demonstration. At his court hearing, instead of relenting, he read the essay again. We stand with brave writers like Uladzimir Arlou. https://bit.ly/2TAfCxt