Jailed Chinese Writer to Receive PEN/Goldsmith Award
Yang Tongyan, a Chinese writer serving a 12-year prison term for posting anti-government articles on the Internet, will receive this year's PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. More
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Pen America's Prison and Justice Writing celebrates the publication of Prince Shakur's (@prshakur) debut memoir, WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO BE GOOD (@Tin_House). Shakur will be in conversation with Jamal Joseph at @ptknitwear in NYC on Oct 6 at 7pm. RSVP here: https://pen.org/event/when-they-tell-you-to-be-good-prince-shakur-in-conversation-with-jamal-joseph/
DYK: Jarvis Jay Masters, author of "That Bird Has My Wings," the current @oprahsbookclub pick, previously won PEN America #PrisonWriting Award in 2005: https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/books/a41169169/prison-justice-writing-pen-america/
We're delighted that "The Sentences That Create Us" edited by @caits_meissner is included in this 🧵
PEN America’s @AtRiskArtists today condemned the arrest of Iranian musician and poet #MonaBorzouei, who was taken into custody on September 28 by Iran’s security forces for reading a poem in support of the #MahsaAmini protests. https://pen.org/press-release/artists-at-risk-connection-condemns-cruel-detention-of-iranian-musician-for-sharing-a-poem-in-support-of-the-mahsa-amini-protests/