Wednesday, December 8, 2010

PEN News: December 8, 2010‏


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Freedom to Write Card-Writing Blitz

On December 20, join PEN as we send greetings to imprisoned writers and their families around the world.

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New Members/New Books/New Date


PEN's 2010 New Members/New Books Party will take place January 10, 2011 at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn.

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PEN Celebrates Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize

The awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to our PEN colleague Liu Xiaobo is both a cause for celebration and a call to action. Authorities have placed his wife, Liu Xia, under house arrest and prevented her and other family members from attending Friday's award ceremony in Oslo. Please join PEN in making Liu Xiaobo's voice heard around the world, and accomplishing what the Chinese government has worked so hard to prevent:

Egyptian Blogger Kareem Amer Freed from Prison

Blogger and PEN American Center Honorary Member Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, better known as Kareem Amer, was released from prison after serving a four-year sentence for his writings. Amer was convicted of "disparaging Islam" and "defaming the Egyptian president" for critical articles on his blog. >> More




PEN International Commemorates its 50th Year

On the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer, the Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International commemorated its 50th year, paying tribute to 41 writers around the world who have been killed in the past year.
Throughout 2010, PEN centers have been casting a spotlight on current and previous WiPC work, with special projects, books, awards, and events. >> More
New at PEN


PEN America 13: Lovers

Who is dear to you? PEN America 13: Lovers features short fiction by Don DeLillo, new poetry by John Ashbery and Marilyn Hacker, a conversation between Patti Smith and Jonathan Lethem, and much more, including a forum on literary love with John Barth, Jessica Hagedorn, Yusef Komunyakaa, and others. >> More



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