A Literary Activist’s Guide to the PEN America Digital Archive
I find archives strangely comforting…they are reminders of what’s recurred and changed, reminders that others were grappling similarly in the past and theirs are the shoulders we stand on. 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
No underestimating this threat. @SuzanneNossel of @PENAmerica tells a US House subcommittee: "This escalating battle for control over free expression in education should worry us all.'
Introducing Higher Ed Autonomy Restrictions: a new tab on PEN America’s Index of Educational Gag Orders, our official tracker of all gag order bills introduced since 2021. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Tj5WQVBmB6SQg-zP_M8uZsQQGH09TxmBY73v23zpyr0/edit#gid=576660683
I was just live on CNN talking about the ban on Ruby Bridges at North Shore Elementary in dictator DeSantis’s Florida. She was over my shoulder the whole time.