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Joanne Leedom-Ackerman: Building Literary Bridges: Past and Present

pi82-ourense      Gathered in the ancient city of Ourense, Spain in the heart of Galicia, writers from around the world celebrated history, debated the present and committed to the future of literature and freedom of expression at PEN International’s 82nd Congress organized around the theme “Building Literary Bridges.” Continue reading

Writers from across the globe gather in the city of Ourense, Galicia for the 82nd PEN Congress

pi8225 September, 2016 – More than 200 writers and PEN members will gather this week in the city of Ourense, Spain for the 82nd PEN InternationalCongress hosted by Galician PEN. Writers and journalists participating at the event include Russian-American writer Masha Gessen, Turkish journalist and PEN Main Case Can Dündar as well as Galician writers Manuel Rivas and Xosé Luís Méndez Ferrín, Almudena Grandes, , Nélida Piñon, Claudia Piñero, Ma Thida, Andrei Kurkov, Beatrice Lamwaka and many more. Continue reading

Independent People’s Congress Election Hopeful Jailed in China’s Jiangxi

Members of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee vote during their closing meeting in Beijing

Members of China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee vote during their closing meeting in Beijing, July 1, 2015. Xinhua

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi have detained an activist who tried to run as an independent candidate in elections to his local People’s Congress. Continue reading

The 7th Congress of ICPC Membership Assembly Held on Internet

Press Release
9 Feburary 2016

ICPC-logoThe Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) held its 7th Congress of Membership Assembly at a Google group forum on Internet on 22 Janurary – 09 Feburary 2016. Among ICPC’s 318 members, 162 participated in the Congress. According to the agenda adopted by the Congress, five sessions were held. The Congress adopted an amendment to ICPC’s Rules of Procedure of Membership Assembly, approved the work report and financial report submitted by the Board and elected the new Board in accordance with the ICPC’s Charter. Columnist Mrs. Tienchi Martin-Liao, a former president, has been re-elected the new President.
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The 80th PEN International Congress Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

DSC_0035-1024x682This week, over 200 delegates and PEN members have gathered in Bishkek for the 80th PEN International Congress. Continue reading