- Mikhail Shishkin
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
"Donald Barthelme grew up listening to cool jazz and going to the movies, but also attending Catholic school and, from his mid-teens, getting drunk: these things also fed into his fiction.... An active member of PEN America from the early 1970s, he organised conferences..." (1/2)
"Putin’s campaign to restrict history that can be taught in schools... bears all the hallmarks of an authoritarian government... it also parallels ominous trends unfolding in our own schools," write @jzfriedman and @PSadovskaya2020 https://thehill.com/opinion/education/3594234-floridas-war-on-public-education-looks-a-lot-like-russias/ #Russia #Florida
School district slaps warning labels on books with #LGBTQ characters
Even the innocuous picture book "Everywhere Babies" got a warning label "like something you might see on a cigarette package."
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/08/school-district-slaps-warning-labels-books-lgbtq-characters/ via @lgbtqnation #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA