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Muslim Australian Founder Of Youth Without Borders Is Denied Entry Into U.S.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied was in the U.S. to give speeches at the PEN America World Voices Festival in New York next week. The title of one of her presentations was fitting… More
Myanmar Court Rejects Motion to Dismiss Charges Against Reuters Reporters
PEN America, which in February awarded Wa Lone and Kyaw Saw Oo its PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award designed to honor writers imprisoned for their work, called for the… More
Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Muslim Australian Activist, Denied Entry to U.S.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied, 27, an award-winning author and broadcaster, was scheduled to speak next week at the Pen World Voices Festival in New York. When she arrived in Minneapolis around… More
Reckoning and Resistance at the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival
This year’s PEN World Voices Festival: Resist and Reimagine promises to interrogate America’s own dissident histories and power dynamics. More
PEN World Voices Festival: Resistance, Roxane Gay, And The Next Generation
Now in its 14th year, the PEN World Voices Festival attracts a stunning amount of high-profile authors, activists, and thinkers. Dozens of venues throughout the city will host readings, discussions, and panels… More
What role can poetry play in our discussion of gun violence?
"We must sound the alarm right now and everyday to end the epidemic of gun violence in our country." Kyle Dacuyan of PEN America spoke these words to a… More
Writing for Change: Behind a New Fellowship Focused on Mass Incarceration
The PEN America Writing for Justice fellowship aims to harness the power of writing to bear witness to the "societal consequences of mass incarceration by capturing and sharing the… More
Weike Wang’s ‘Chemistry’ Wins $25,000 PEN/Hemingway Award
Weike Wang's "Chemistry" is this year's recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, PEN America told The Associated Press on Thursday. Ernest Hemingway's grandson, Sean Hemingway, will present the award to… More