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Today, the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, PEN draws attention to the writers, editors and publishers jailed for voicing their beliefs. More
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It’s #BannedBooksWeek! This year’s theme is a reminder of the unifying power of stories and the divisiveness of censorship. Find ways to take action at http://ala.org/bbooks #BooksUniteUs
ICYMI: For this week's #PENTen interview, we spoke with award-winning essayist, poet, playwright, and film producer José Vadi (@vadiparty) about navigating truth in writing, how his writing habits have changed over time, and more: https://bit.ly/3o281Hp.
We at ARC, @PenAmerica, @pen_int, & the many organizations involved in his release are overjoyed that Cuban artist & activist Hamlet Lavastida is now out of jail. He has relentlessly put the fight for artistic freedom in Cuba above his own plight. #artisnotacrime #11J #27N #Cuba