I would encourage all authors to jump at the chance to speak here. A truly great experience!
A survey by the writers’ organization PEN American Center has found that 73 percent of respondents have “never been as worried about privacy rights and freedom of the press as they are today.”
The survey also found that 28 percent of respondents said they had “curtailed or avoided activities on social media” and 24 percent said they had steered clear of certain topics in phone calls or email.
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Many writers were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. We want to let you know how PEN can help. If you know a writer in need of assistance, please encourage them to apply to the PEN Writers’ Emergency Fund. In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Writers’ Fund Committee has set aside funds for…
“I would quit while you’re ahead. Really, it’s an awful field. Just torture. Awful. You write and write, and you have to throw almost all of it away because it’s not any good. I would say just stop now. You don’t want to do this to yourself. That’s my advice to you.”
I managed, “It’s too late, sir. There’s no turning back. I’m in.”
In which Philip Roth gave author Julian Tepper life advice. Read more here.
SA PEN invites you to a free event on Thursday 15 November at Kalk Bay Books to mark the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
John Maytham will introduce six local writers who will stand in for their imprisoned peers around the world: Tal al-Mallouhi (Syria), Ericson…
From the PEN Prison Writing Program Committee:
Steve Champion, a prize-winning writer in the PEN Prison Writing contest, went on hunger strike in the Adjustment Center (solitary confinement) of San Quentin’s death row from October 4 through October 19. The strike was in protest of the harsh…