As Hollywood Strikes, PEN America Lends a Hand

As the writers’ strike stretches on and many film and television writers struggle to pay their bills, PEN America is creating a Screenwriters Emergency Financial Assistance Fund to address… More

In Defense of Literary Imagination

We believe that it is possible to move boldly forward for equity in publishing without disavowing individual books and applying new moral litmus tests to stanch ideas deemed offensive. More

History of PEN America

PEN America celebrated its centenary in 2022, 100 years after its founding in New York City. Here are highlights of PEN America's history and the origins of PEN America. More