Wednesday, June 23, 2010

International PEN : Caroline McCormick steps down

Caroline McCormick steps down after five years at International PEN

International PEN, the worldwide community of writers, today announces the departure of Caroline McCormick, the first Executive Director for the charity appointed in 2005.

Caroline spearheaded many changes that transformed PEN, enabling it to strengthen its presence and its PEN Centres across the world. Her key achievements include establishing Free the Word!, International PEN's festival celebrating world literature, and developing regional programmes in Africa, Latin America and the Asia and Pacific regions. Other achievements include overseeing the development of a global re-brand, the re-launch of the International PEN website into three languages and stabilising the literary magazine of the organisation, appointing a dedicated editor for the first time.

International Secretary of PEN, Eugene Schoulgin says: ‘We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Caroline and wish her all the very best for the future.'

Caroline will take up the position as lead advisor to the National Theatre on its NT: Future campaign, and to Garsington Opera on its Relocation Appeal. She is also the Literature Director of Beyond Borders, which will launch its first programme this summer, and an Associate of Scott Prenn.

Her replacement has not yet been appointed.

For further information please contact: Emily Bromfield, Communications Director
Telephone: (0044) 207 405 0338


I wish her all the very best

-------- Albert Ashok