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The Perth chapter of PEN International

PEN Perth is a non-profit organisation fighting for human rights and freedom of speech.


Upcoming Events

 The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Perth PEN Centre will be held at:

Date: 5:30PM, 15 September 2022
Location: Centre for Stories, 100 Aberdeen St, Northbridge

It will be followed by a writers talk (details to come).  All members and prospective members are welcome to the AGM but only members can vote.


Latest News

JULY newsletter: Asia-focused issue

Contents Opening statement on the Hong Kong National Security Law Breaking news: Executions in Myanmar Writers and articles in focus Activities completed and achievements Upcoming activities Letter-writing campaign Opening statement – 2 years into the Hong Kong National Security Law When Britain handed Hong Kong to China in 1997, the expectation was that Beijing would…

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JUNE newsletter: Post-election issue

Contents: – Opening statement from our patron and honorary member, Peter Greste– Australian writers in-focus– Events we held/attended– Brief overseas update – Ukraine– What’s happening next? Opening statement(from patron and honorary member Peter Greste) In an era when everyone’s nonsense detectors are dialled up to 11, you’d have thought the Liberal party might have been…

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Letter Writing Campaign

PEN International recently condemned the Myanmar military junta’s public declaration they intend to proceed with the execution of author and activist Kyaw Min Yu (also known as Ko Jimmy), who was arrested in 2021 for criticising the military coup in social media posts. Kyaw Min Yu, along with opposition lawmaker Phyo Zeya Thaw, has been…

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