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
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#Indonesia’s new criminal code outlawing sex outside marriage and potentially curbing free speech is spurring uncertainty among tourists & expatriates. The law could also deter foreign travel, undermining the economies of tourism-reliant places like #Bali. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-07/new-sex-laws-explained-what-bali-indonesia-tourists-expats-need-to-know
There was already so much to love about @BKLYNlibrary- Now they & @PENamerica have this initiative to teach high school students how to work to #StopBookBans.👏
Register here: https://pen.org/freedom-to-read-advocacy-institute-spring-2023-online/
@VotersTomorrow #UniteAgainstBookBans #BannedBooks #FreeTheBooks #Advocacy
Today’s book bans and attempts at censorship are a testament to the fact that reading and writing is activism. @kavitamix @PENamerica https://buff.ly/3uJRoCh