Moira Marquis is the Freewrite project senior manager in the prison and justice writing department at PEN America. Marquis has many years of experience teaching writing in both secondary and higher education, as well as leading Asheville Prison Books, and founding Saxapahaw Prison Books. She has a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Every day, women journalists in Canada & globally face threats of physical & sexual violence, slurs, & sexual harassment for doing their jobs.
As part of @TheCAOV, #PENAmerica stands w/ @atRachelGilmore @wickdchiq & @caj to call out #onlineabuse as an attack on #PressFreedom.
In-person or live-streamed Tuesday, December 13 from 4–7 PM PST / 7–9 PM EST with @PENamerica
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PEN America Town Hall: Do Publishers Have a Moral Obligation to Diversify American Literature? https://pen.org/event/pen-america-town-hall-do-publishers-have-a-moral-obligation-to-diversify-american-literature
What's so controversial about neighbors helping an old woman make cholent for Shabbat? That's the story of a picture book removed along with 175 other titles from schools in Duval County, Fla. @PENamerica is protesting. I wrote about it for @jdforward https://forward.com/fast-forward/527511/authors-protest-banned-books-list-in-florida-that-includes-shabbat-picture-book/