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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Holocaust denial by another name: Tennessee school district votes to remove Art Spiegelman's legendary Maus, purportedly because of nudity and profanity but actually because the story, including the killing of kids, might upset someone. #EdScare https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/tennessee-school-board-bans-holocaust-comic-maus-by-art-spiegelman.html
February is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for TWO unmissable author conversations kicking off our #PENOutLoud season. Check out the full lineup and ticket information here: http://pen.org/penoutloud.
TONIGHT 8PM ET: Students can still sign up for PEN America’s Free Speech Live! event hosted by the @SPLC "Responding to Press Freedom Threats Through Advocacy" where we will discuss ways to protect student press freedom at the legislative level. http://bit.ly/3rOQxhQ