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


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Sudan Reading

On Tuesday 23 November PEN Perth held a reading to protest the military coup which took place on 25 October in Sudan. Read the summary and two featured poems here.

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Nobel Peace Prize 2021

Maria Ressa shares this year’s Nobel Peace Prize with fellow journalist, Dimitri Muratov from Russia. Ressa, notably, is the first Filipino Nobel Laureate.

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Writers in Prison Committee Meeting

On 14 September, representatives from over 60 PEN Centres convened for its annual Writers in Prison Committee (WIPC) meeting. The meeting drew attention to the critical situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban’s recent takeover means that Afghan writers, activists, and cultural practitioners—especially women—face imminent danger.

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PEN Perth wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work: the Whadjuk Noongar people. We pay our respects to the Elders—past, present and future—and recognise their ongoing connection to country.