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On 19 April 1922, in a dining room of the Ritz Hotel in Barcelona, the founding meeting of the Catalan PEN Club took place, with barely half a dozen people around the table. In attendance were Josep M. López-Picó, Joan Crexells, Josep M. Batista i Roca, Josep Millàs-Raurell and John Langdon-Davies, who had arrived in Catalonia the previous year and who was then developing an anthology of Catalan poets to be translated into English.

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Le 19 avril 1922, dans la grande salle du l’Hôtel Ritz de Barcelone, eut lieu la réunion fondatrice du PEN Club Catalan avec une demie douzaine de participants. Étaient présents Josep M. López-Picó, Joan Crexells, Josep M. Batista i Roca, Josep Millàs-Raurell ainsi que le poète anglais John Langdon-Davies, qui était arrivé l’année précédente en Catalogne et préparait une anthologie de poètes catalans traduite en anglais.

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El 19 de abril del año 1922, en un comedor del Hotel Ritz de Barcelona, tenía lugar la reunión fundacional del PEN Club Catalán, con apenas media docena de personas alrededor de la mesa. Estaban presentes Josep M. López-Picó, Joan Crexells, Josep M. Batista i Roca, Josep Millàs-Raurell y John Langdon-Davies, que había llegado el año anterior a Cataluña y que en ese momento trabajaba en la preparación de una antología de poetas catalanes para traducir al inglés.

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1 TLRC meeting in Barcelona

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2 1st International Congress

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3 1978 International Conference

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4 Table settings at 1st Congress

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5 Speaker at the World Conference on Linguistic Rights

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6 ICORN meeting for Shahrazad project

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7 Declaració Universal dels Drets Lingüístics

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8 Event with Anna Politkovskaya

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9 Hosting the 1935 Congress in Barcelona

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10 Members at the 13th Congress

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11 First members of the Catalan Centre

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12 Anti-Terrorism, Writers and Freedom of Expression

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13 PEN International in La Vanguardia

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1 Catalan PEN in 1978
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2 “During the Spanish Civil War, English PEN helped Catalan writers by sending us paper, so we could keep publishing books and journals”
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