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PEN News: October 13, 2010‏


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PEN Monthly News

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 19:
State of Emergency: Censorship by Bullet in Mexico


Join PEN for an evening of solidarity with Mexican journalists. >> More


November 1:
Breakout: Voices from Inside


PEN Members and special guests will read award-winning selections from the 2010 Prison Writing Contest at its Third Annual Fundraiser and Raffle. >> More

October 21:
A Global Piano and Literary Salon: The Soul of Cuba


Explore Cuban culture through music, readings, food, wine, and lively conversation. >> More

October 25:
92Y Reading: Adonis


Syrian poet Adonis reads from his newly published Selected Poems. >> More

November 4:
Boris Pahor's Necropolis: A Slovenian Story of Culture, Conflict, and Persecution


Explore Trieste's cultural diversity through the lens of Boris Pahor's memoir. >> More

November 8: New Members/ New Books Party

Celebrate new PEN Members and honor those who have published books this year. >> More

Advocacy News


Liu Xiaobo Awarded 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

Nominated by PEN American Center President Anthony Appiah, former Independent Chinese PEN Center president Liu Xiaobo, a literary critic, writer, and political activist serving an 11-year sentence in a Chinese prison, is the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. >> More
International PEN News


International PEN Congress Convenes in Tokyo

More than 250 writers from several dozen countries gathered in Tokyo for the 76th annual Congress of International PEN to discuss and act upon the many relentless, escalating threats to free expression and the essential role world literature plays in sustaining a common humanity. >> More

Leading Writers Unite for Free Expression

Delegates Draft a Resolution on the People's Republic of China

PEN American Center President Addresses PEN Congress on Behalf of Liu Xiaobo



Writers Urge U.N. to Abandon Efforts to
Prohibit Defamation of Religions


At a panel held in conjunction with the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, writers and free-expression advocates from around the world warn of the potential harm in imposing legal restrictions on expression considered offensive or defamatory to religions. >> More
New at PEN


Congratulations to the 2010 PEN Literary Awards Winners

PEN honored this year's recipients at the 2010 Literary Awards Ceremony. The winners include: Don DeLillo, Susan Choi, David Mamet, Anne Carson, and others. >> More



Banned Books Week Podcast

In honor of Banned Books Week, Perri Klass moderated a conversation between children's and young adult book authors Robie Harris, Carolyn Mackler, and Peter Parnell about their books, book banning, and self-censorship.
>> More







PEN Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 4:
Boris Pahor's Necropolis: A Slovenian Story of Culture, Conflict, and Persecution


Explore Trieste's cultural diversity through the lens of Boris Pahor's memoir. >> More

November 17:
PEN Writers' Roundtable: Kamy Wicoff


Join in a discussion with the founder of women's writing community SheWrites.com. >> More




Reduced tickets: $25
(2 ticket minimum per purchase)

Purchase tickets at lepoissonrouge.com.
Breakout: Voices from Inside
PEN Prison Writing Program's Third Annual Fundraiser and Raffle


When:
Monday, November 1
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., New York City
What time: 7 p.m.

With readings by Talib Kweli, Junot Diaz, Lisa Dierbeck, Wahida Clark, Barbara Parsons, Sean Dalpiaz, Wally Lamb, and more

PEN Members and special guests will read award-winning selections from the PEN Prison Writing Contest. The event also features a raffle with a variety of prizes, including tickets to live shows and subscriptions to literary magazines. >> More


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