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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

10 December 2022 (11AM – 12:15PM, live): How to fix the media – what a free media looks like in a digital age. The media is broken. Trust in journalism is at an all-time low, media companies are downsizing, and the consequences for our politics and public debate are devastating. Can it be fixed? Professor Peter Greste believes it can. A journalist with more than 30 years experience, and now an academic at Macquarie University, he comes with some radical ideas about how to repair it. This event is happening at the Centre For Stories (100 Aberdeen St, Northbridge, WA, 6003). Get your ticket here.

In case you missed our past event(s):

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


Latest News

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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OCTOBER newsletter

Contents -Chair’s message-Urgent adoptee update — Pham Doan Trang (Vietnam)-Happenings-Upcoming events-Recommended articles and media Chair’s message (Krishna Sen) Members and Fellow-travellers, it was wonderful to see those of you attended our AGM last month and stayed on for the discussion with Dr Jenny Rowena about the increasing challenges to freedom of expression in India under…

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SEPTEMBER News – AGM summary and local activities

Contents – Annual General Meeting– Thank you to vacating PEN Perth committee members– Happenings– Upcoming event Annual General Meeting (AGM) On 15SEPT2022, we held our AGM at the Centre For Stories. It was wonderful to see our members gathered to hear about the importance of PEN’s work in advocating for detained writers. We also finalised…

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