Sunday, February 21, 2010

PEN American Center : PEN News: February 11, 2010

PEN News: February 11, 2010


Free Expression Groups to Iran: Release Jailed Writers
An international coalition of journalists, writers, and publishers invoked pledges made during the 1979 Iranian revolution and called for the release of more than 60 writers, journalists, and bloggers. >> More

PEN American Center Reacts to Court’s Rejection of Liu Xiaobo’s Appeal
PEN American Center President Kwame Anthony Appiah said the decision “only furthered the impression that the decisions of the courts in China are not about justice but about power.” >> More

More advocacy news:

PEN American Center Celebrates Victory in Tariq Ramadan Case
PEN Officer Zhao Shiying Released; ICPC Site Attacked
PEN American Center President Appiah Nominates Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Peace Prize


Monday, March 1:
Words and Music: Péter Esterházy and András Schiff
Peter Esterházy, “one of the most interesting and original writers of our time,” reads from his magnum opus Celestial Harmonies, with musical interludes by András Schiff. >> More

Wednesday, March 3:
“Reckoning with Torture” in Washington, D.C.

Writers and artists take the stage with a former military interrogator, a former CIA agent, and others to read from texts that have brought government abuses to light. >> More


Reflecting on Black History Month
The Open Book Feature draws on the rich tradition of African American writing and art through podcasts, tributes, readings, poetry, fiction, and original essays. >> More

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