As many of us celebrate the holidays, hundreds of imprisoned and threatened writers around the world need your support. This December, PEN America is collecting messages of solidarity to be delivered to a writer of your choosing by mail, email, or through our extensive network of contacts. This annual PEN America tradition has for decades brought hope to writers at risk, many of whom keep and share the notes they receive long after they’ve been released or the threat is over.

This month, PEN America has highlighted five writers at risk who are in need of your support. Fill out the form below to send a letter to Oleg Sentsov (Russia), Dareen Tatour (Israel), Behrouz Boochani (Australia), Ramón Esono Ebalé (Equatorial Guinea), or Nguyên Ngoc Nhu Quynh (Vietnam).

Your message could simply state that you know of the writer’s plight, that you hope your message brings them good spirit, and that people around the world like yourself will continue to fight for their freedom.

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