Lexington, Ky.—When you fly over the Appalachians of eastern Kentucky, you can see the gray scars on the mountains, pockmarks reaching far to the north and east that are… More
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
PEN America On
Somehow this is both stunning and totally run-of-the-mill for 2023. A university president - at a public university in Texas - has decided to unilaterally cancel a student-organized drag show charity fundraiser for @TrevorProject. Just b/c he felt like it. #FreeSpeech #EdScare https://twitter.com/1AMorey/status/1637993457653252102
Included in the 3rd issue of The Journal of Women and Criminal Justice is our director of Prison and Justice Writing @caits_meissner's letter underscoring the importance of uplifting the voices of incarcerated women. Read more here: https://www.njreentry.org/application/files/7316/7847/0620/The_Journal_of_Women_and_Criminal_Justice_Summer_Edition_2023.pdf
Want to dive deep into learning about press freedom around the world? Apply now to join the Global Press Freedom Advocacy Institute, a free series of panels, workshops, and group discussions for student journalists hosted by SPLC and @PENamerica. https://loom.ly/Gk1x-_M