The PEN Ten Interview: Author William Dameron on the Artistry of Writing
"Stories are emotional food; without them, we fail to thrive. They let us know that we are not alone, and they teach us how to be human." More
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Consultants for Florida Power & Light, the largest electric utility in the US, conducted surveillance on a Jacksonville journalist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/24/a-florida-power-company-didnt-like-a-journalists-commentary-its-consultants-had-him-followed?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
#CUBA: PEN International, @PENamerica and @PENCubaExilio condemn “cruel and inhumane” prison sentences imposed without “legal merit” on Cuban artist-activists Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo Pérez: https://pen-international.org/news/prison-sentences-for-luis-manuel-and-maykel-osorbo-condemned @PEN_LAC
As an increasing number of book bans and educational gag orders across the country remove important and necessary stories from bookshelves, PEN America reached out to writers impacted by these challenges so that we could amplify their voices. Today we highlight @jodipicoult.