The Perth chapter of PEN International

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

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In case you missed our past event(s):

Conversation with Kolkata poet Srijato and Boorloo’s Robert Wood (audio recording)

Latest News

JAN 2023 newsletter

Dear Members and Fellow Travellers,  It was a pleasure to see some of you at the seminar with Peter Greste, on Human Rights Day 10 December 2022. Peter Greste is an award-winning journalist and author, who, along with his colleagues from Al Jazeera, was imprisoned by Egyptian authorities in 2013-15.  He started his talk by…

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Season’s greeting list

Dear members/friends It is that time of year when we all start preparing to celebrate with family and friends. However, some of us will not have that opportunity. There are writers in prison in various countries who have been imprisoned for writing about human rights in defiance of a government policy. We at PEN will…

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NOVEMBER newsletter

Dear Members, Friends and Fellow Travellers, It was wonderful to see so many of you at our event on 10 November. Thank you for joining the conversation with Srijato, a critically acclaimed and highly popular Bengali poet and Perth-based poet Robert Wood. We managed to get through a wide range of topics: from translation to…

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