PEN International

We Seek: Organizations and/or festivals with which to collaborate on events focusing on intercultural dialogue, freedom of expression, and linguistic rights. Organizations and/or festivals interested in organizing their own Free the Word! event. Organizations and individuals interested in collaborating with PEN International on issues of freedom of expression and linguistic rights.

We Offer: Decades of expertise on issues of intercultural dialogue, freedom of expression, and linguistic rights. The flexible Free the Word! literary event format, to be organized with guidance from PEN International and adapted to each organization’s individual specifications. Intercultural connections across the world through 149 different PEN Centres.

 

About Us

PEN International promotes literature and freedom of expression and is governed by the PEN Charter and the principles it embodies: unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and between all nations. Founded in 1921, PEN International connects an international community of writers from its Secretariat in London. It is a forum where writers meet freely to discuss their work; it is also a voice speaking out for writers silenced in their own countries. Through Centres in over 100 countries, PEN operates on five continents. PEN International is a non-political organisation which holds Special Consultative Status at the UN and Associate Status at UNESCO. International PEN is a registered charity in England and Wales with registration number 1117088. www.pen-international.org.

Projects: Free the Word! literary events, PEN International/New Voices Award, Oxfam Novib/PEN Award for Freedom of Expression, PEN Campaigns, PEN International Writers In Prison Committee.

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