“A necessary voice on the page”: a PEN Ten Interview with Amber Flora Thomas
"Yes, I do experience this persona. She (generally) is a necessary voice on the page—she gives me distance from experiences I cannot hold in my body any longer." More
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In a letter sent to @DuvalSchools in Florida, PEN America and We Need Diverse Books (@diversebooks), along with 70 authors, questioned the removal of 176 book titles from classroom libraries in January 2022 for “review.” https://pen.org/press-release/letter-to-duval-county-fl-schools-from-pen-america-and-we-need-diverse-books-signed-by-69-authors-calls-for-return-of-176-book-titles-pulled-from-classroom-libraries/
Do Publishers Have a Moral Obligation to Diversify American Literature? Join us on December 13, for this year's Town Hall where @rgay, @minjinlee11, Chris Beha, and Erroll McDonald question the complexities of today's publishing industry. Learn more: https://pen.org/event/pen-america-town-hall-do-publishers-have-a-moral-obligation-to-diversify-american-literature/
"Putin has repeatedly claimed that Ukrainian culture and language simply don’t exist. By targeting art museums, music halls, libraries, theaters, and historical sites, he attempts to make it so." https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1600212807085359104