Steve Champion, PEN Prison Writing Award Winner, Hunger Strikes in San Quentin
Steve Champion, a prize-winning writer in the PEN Prison Writing contest, has been on hunger strike in the Adjustment Center (solitary confinement) of San Quentin's death row since October… More
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The Waukee school district removed three LGBTQ books from the Northwest High School library last week after someone requested a review of their contents, school officials say. https://bit.ly/3jGN4yN
PEN America, alongside 10 other human rights organizations, calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release journalist Tawfik Ghanem, who has been arbitrarily detained for 150 days solely because of his media work. https://thefreedomi.org/releases/joint-statement-calls-on-egypt-to-immediately-release-journalist-tawfik-ghanem-after-150-days-in-detention/
Final reading below! Massive thank you to everyone at @PENamerica, the fellows, @jennybhatt, and my mentor Patricia Engel. What an incredible time this has been with the PEN America 2021 Emerging Voices fellowship @pen_ev... https://pen.org/event/2021-emerging-voices-final-reading