As I Hear The Rain 2019 Prison Writing Anthology Cover Featured Image

As I Hear the Rain

In this week's special edition of the Illustrated PEN, we present "As I Hear the Rain" a series of illustrations that accompany winning manuscripts from the 2019 Prison Writing… More

Flying Kites

In this special edition Illustrated PEN, we are thrilled to present an excerpt of Flying Kites, a collaboration by the Stanford Graphic Novel Project. More

title panel from Off Season by James Sturm

Off Season

In this week’s Illustrated PEN Guest Editor Meg Lemke presents Off Season (Drawn & Quarterly, 2019) by artist James Sturm. More

panel from Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang

Blame This on the Boogie

Despite the demands put on her from family, school, and work throughout, she carves out a space for her love of dance, cultivates it, and invites others in. More

November Garcia Blind Faith Featured Image

Blind Faith

For this week’s Illustrated PEN Guest Editor Robert Kirby presents "Blind Faith," an original piece by artist November Garcia. More

Katie Fricas Illustrated PEN

Postpartum

"How do I explain it? At the time, I was thinking of him. I felt the baby deserved a mother and a father." More

Summer Pierre All The Sad Songs Illustrated PEN

All the Sad Songs

"To be a young woman and to hear other young women sing out: 'I am here! I am alive! And what I feel, see and experience matters!' was galvanizing." More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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