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PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

Centre américain

Le Centre PEN américain se situe à la croisée de la littérature et des droits de l’homme et vise à protéger la liberté d’expression aux États-Unis et dans le monde entier. Nous défendons la liberté d’écrire et nous reconnaissons le pouvoir qu’a la parole de transformer le monde. Notre mission consiste à rassembler les écrivains et leurs alliés, à célébrer l’expression créative et à défendre les libertés qui la rendent possible.

Centro Estadounidense

El PEN America se sitúa entre la literatura y los derechos humanos para proteger la libertad de expresión en Estados Unidos y en el resto del mundo. Defendemos la libertad para escribir, en reconocimiento del poder de la palabra para transformar el mundo. Nuestra misión es unir a los escritores y sus aliados, para celebrar la expresión creativa y defender las libertades que la hacen posible.

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1 Press Freedom Incentive Fund

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2 PEN dinner in New York

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3 The World of Translation Conference

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4 Brooklyn LitCrawl in 2018

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5 The American Centre’s first fifty years

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6 Commemorative medallion for 34th Congress

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7 PEN America Literary Awards

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8 World Voices Festival 2018

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9 Painting of Oleg Sentsov

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10 Tribute to Chinua Achebe

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11 An invitation to Writer’s Block

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12 Jamal Khashoggi Campaign

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13 Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

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