Literary Group Asks Obama to Intercede for Condemned Writers in Saudi Arabia
A petition from dozens of authors was sent to President Obama on Wednesday asking him to press Saudi Arabia to pardon a prominent poet condemned to beheading and a… More
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PEN America is alarmed by the recent news out of Brigham Young University-Idaho (@byuidaho). Firing professors—or not renewing their contracts—because of their #LGBTQ+ related expression is a grave threat to academic freedom. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/12/01/new-church-office-cutting-faculty-members-brigham-young
“As awareness grows through the reach of writers and their work, so too does support for resistance movements working to remedy social injustices.” @kavitamix
An inspiring interview and a reminder of taking responsibility rather than blaming/doing nothing. https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1598344934813323265
"Reading and writing is activism," says Kavita Das, author of Craft & Conscience, in the new #PENTen interview.
Read it here: https://pen.org/the-pen-ten-an-interview-with-kavita-das/ #authors #interview