The PEN Pod: On Protesting Book Bans with the Students of York, PA
“We saw. . . what was happening at our school and we wanted to take immediate action. . . . Because we knew we had to do it.” More
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A barrister on trial for inciting Hongkongers to take part in a banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil said she had merely urged people not to forget the 1989 bloodshed and the court should not engage in “the trial of speech.” https://bit.ly/3Eli0Nc
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Check out this week's #PENTen interview with Christopher Gonzalez (@livesinpages) as we discuss his new short story collection, I'M NOT HUNGRY BUT I COULD EAT, why he writes about the experiences of younger queer people, and more: https://bit.ly/3rwBuL9.