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.
[email protected] is observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery with #1619Project. As part of this initiative, 16 writers were asked to bring consequential moments in African-American history to life through poems & stories: https://t.co/oiviOwJr7Q.
Before our #PENOutLoud event on 9/4 with author @MarlonJames5, we're bringing back this great @goodreads interview with Marlon about his African mythology-inspired epic BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF: https://t.co/jNQpHiN8nj. Learn more about PEN Out Loud: https://t.co/RCodCHEL9Y.
"I wanted to see myself and I wanted to see other people and their experiences,” says 14-year old @iammarleydias who is now actively working towards promoting diversity and greater access to literature beyond the classroom: https://t.co/FzI4u7oRDU via @lithub.