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We stand at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the U.S. and worldwide. Annual festival: @penworldvoices

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PEN America
8 days ago
🧵New PEN America report highlights how challenges to books have become a political issue in the US. “This is a concerted, organized, well-resourced push at censorship,” says PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel ... Read free in the NYT:
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@AtRiskArtists
Artists at Risk Connection (ARC)
13 hours ago
ARC stands with the thousands of brave Iranians who have taken to the streets to demand justice after the death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini. The Iranian government's violent response is a continuation of their campaign to crack down on free expression in any and all forms. 🧵
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PEN America
5 hours ago
PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel sits down with @JamesMLindsay to discuss growing threats around the world to free expression and how the fight to protect human rights needs to adapt to succeed in a world of great power competition. #Podcast via @CFR_org
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Karin D Karlekar, PhD
8 hours ago
It’s always a heart-warming honor to finally get to meet a writer who @PENamerica advocated for when they were behind bars as a result of their #FreeExpression . Tonight it was @dareen_tatour and it made my night! #PENcongress
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PEN America
14 hours ago
"It's not just confused young people who might benefit from reading 'Gender Queer.' It really should be required reading for grown-ups in places... where cynical activists are using LGBTQ kids as fodder for their reactionary political agendas"— @AbcarianLAT
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@JP_Books
James Patterson
15 hours ago
I’m excited to announce that I’ve made a recent donation to @PENamerica , @ScholasticClub ’s “The United States of Readers,” @HowardU , and the @IowaWritersWksp . My career has given me the ability to contribute over $100MM to causes I support & I’m grateful to be in this position.
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PEN America
15 hours ago
We are delighted to announce that James Patterson ( @JP_Books ), the best-selling author, has donated $2 million to PEN America. In support of PEN America’s centenary campaign, the gift positions us to lead the fight for #freeexpression into a new century.
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Jeremy C. Young
15 hours ago
Great new piece by @johnkwilson on how academic freedom faces its greatest peril in a hundred years. Part of @madebyhistory 's Freedom to Learn series @washingtonpost , sponsored by @PENamerica . This piece was quoted extensively in @insidehighered this morning!
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@pressfreedom
Committee to Protect Journalists
16 hours ago
CPJ has learned from multiple sources inside Iran that as of September 27, at least 23 journalists had been arrested as clashes between security forces and protesters left dozens dead. Read their names: #IranProtests #MahsaAmini
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