[VIRTUAL] LitNight Reading Series: Dallas Debut Authors
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.
We are relieved to see the confirmed release of Ismail Alexandrani, a researcher and columnist, after seven years in prison. Egyptian authorities should never have imprisoned Alexandrani for his #FreedomToWrite. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-releases-ismail-alexandrani-sinai-journalist-jailed-2015
Today, we mourn Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Vakulenko as his family and friends gather for his funeral. He was a children’s author and poet.
Vakulenko’s death is an incalculable loss for Ukrainian culture and an assault on the cultural community—a clear target of Russia’s war.
"When you erase the history of a people, you begin to erase their presence in the present... #LGBTQ children are robbed of the opportunity to learn... that there is a rich history of their elders who made the world safe for them." https://rewirenewsgroup.com/2022/12/05/christian-conservatives-want-to-control-classrooms-and-libraries/ via @RewireNewsGroup