Thursday, March 25, 2010

PEN American Center News: March 11, 2010‏


March 25–28:
Tenth National Black Writers’ Conference

Stop by Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and say hello. Please e-mail us if you will be attending.

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April 7–10:
AWP Conference in Denver

Drop by the PEN table, and also catch our event featuring authors Jackson Taylor, Sapphire, Phillip Lopate, and Marie Ponsot. Let us know if you will be at AWP by e-mailing Membership Manager Nick Burd.

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Join PEN’s Campaign to Free Writers and Journalists in Iran
PEN is one of a number of leading free expression organizations mounting a campaign this month in support of writers and journalists in Iran. Please sign our petition to help free our colleagues now. >> Sign the petition

PEN, Book Groups See Progress on Patriot Act
The Campaign for Reader Privacy believes that developments in 2009 have laid a strong legislative foundation for securing significant new protections for library circulation and bookstore sales records. >> More

Writer Liao Yiwu Prevented From Attending Book Festival
Liao Yiwu, a member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC), was removed from a plane bound for a literature festival in Cologne, Germany, and was placed under house arrest. >> More

Free Expression Groups Call on Iran to Allow U.N. Rights Experts
Tehran’s envoy Mohammad Javad Larijani spoke of a “standing invitation” for the U.N.’s special rapporteurs to visit and investigate claims of rights abuse—only to later reverse his position. >> More


April 26–May 2:
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
With more than 50 events, 150 writers, and 40 different countries, this week-long celebration of books and writing from around the globe features conversations, readings, an all-star Cabaret, and much more. >> More

*Festival tickets on sale March 18 at 2 p.m.*

Thursday, April 8:
Secularism, Islam, and Democracy:
Muslims in Europe and the West

Tariq Ramadan, in his first public appearance in the U.S. since he was barred from entering the country in 2004, will join author Ian Buruma and author/Obama advisor Dalia Mogahed to address issues relating to secularism, Islam, and democracy. >> More


Found in Translation
Speaking across geographies, styles, and literary conventions, this year’s Translation Feature includes work by Macedonio Fernández, Ayane Kawata, and Eshkol Nevo, among others; a Brazilian Portuguese Translation Slam; and new online resources for translators. >> More

Reflecting on Black History Month

Visit the Open Book Feature for podcasts, tributes, readings, poetry, fiction, and original essays reflecting on African American writing and art. >> More
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