PEN Pals: Margarita Engle and Padma Venkatraman Use Words as Bridges
“I knew that poetry could help me feel empathy and compassion as well as joy. I hoped that would be true for young readers and writers too.” More
[VIRTUAL] Fifth Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas
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.
The 2022 Emerging Voices Fellowship application period is now open through January 31. Apply today!
Lawmakers in at least 12 states have introduced legislation to require schools to post lists of all of their teaching materials online, including books, articles and videos. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/critical-race-theory-curriculum-transparency-rcna12809
In this week's #PENTen interview, we speak with Quiara Alegría Hudes about the power of language and the nuances of identity and difference in her memoir MY BROKEN LANGUAGE. Read the full interview here: https://bit.ly/3Afh0Jq.