The Magic City Poetry Festival: An Evening With Taylor Byas
Banned Books: When Books Are Threatened, Where Do We Turn?
The Cost of Reading in Prisons: Book Censorship and E-Reader Tablets in Carceral Institutions
Reviving Local News: Leaders in the Movement to Preserve and Protect Democracy
Words and War: Ukrainian Writers Reflect on a Moment of Crisis
Free Speech Live!: Unmute Yourself for Student Press Freedom Day with Mary Beth Tinker
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Consultants for Florida Power & Light, the largest electric utility in the US, conducted surveillance on a Jacksonville journalist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/24/a-florida-power-company-didnt-like-a-journalists-commentary-its-consultants-had-him-followed?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
#CUBA: PEN International, @PENamerica and @PENCubaExilio condemn “cruel and inhumane” prison sentences imposed without “legal merit” on Cuban artist-activists Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo Pérez: https://pen-international.org/news/prison-sentences-for-luis-manuel-and-maykel-osorbo-condemned @PEN_LAC
As an increasing number of book bans and educational gag orders across the country remove important and necessary stories from bookshelves, PEN America reached out to writers impacted by these challenges so that we could amplify their voices. Today we highlight @jodipicoult.