Ezekiel Caligiuri was awarded First Place in Memoir in the 2015 Prison Writing Contest for his account of the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. More
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There's no sexy way to say it. There's no way to sprinkle magic dust over the truth to make it disappear. No matter how much time passes between then… More
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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/