The PEN Ten: An Interview with the 2021-2022 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellows
“You must be willing to get your pen dirty. Write with passion. Befriend an incarcerated person, learn how society formed that person, feel the connection you share with that… More
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When I met him: I was introduced to Sondheim at a @PENamerica event by Meryl Streep (who had no idea who I was apart from being baby Ash's daddy) and so Stephen had no idea who I was, and that was just fine by me. I said shook his hand and said hello, and went back to my table.
PEN America mourns the loss of Stephen Sondheim, the 2017 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award recipient.
On the Day of the #ImprisonedWriter, PEN America gathered readers and writers outside the Russian consulate in New York City in support of journalists imprisoned for covering the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Learn more with @VOANews: https://bit.ly/3DZ9HGH