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You could say that the history of Portuguese PEN has still not quite been excavated completely.According to the oldest archives, there were attempts to found a Portuguese PEN Centre in 1926 – the same year that a coup d’état by right-wing military forces put an end to the country’s First Republic. As the Portuguese poet and founding PEN member Ana Hatherly has stated, the unofficial version of the Portuguese PEN story is somewhat longer than the ‘legalised’ one.

Centre portuguais

On pourrait dire que l’histoire du PEN portugais n’a pas encore été entièrement mise au jour. Les archives les plus anciennes révèlent des tentatives de fonder un Centre PEN portugais en 1926 — l’année même où un coup d’État des forces militaires de droite a mis fin à la Première République du pays. Comme l’a déclaré Ana Hatherly, poète portugaise et membre fondatrice du PEN, la version non officielle de l’histoire du PEN portugais est un peu plus longue que la version « officialisée ».

Centro Portugués

Se podría decir que aún no se ha indagado lo suficiente en la historia del PEN Portugués. Según los archivos más antiguos, hubo intentos de fundar un Centro PEN Portugués en 1926, el mismo año en que un golpe de Estado de las fuerzas militares de derecha puso fin a la Primera República del país. Como la poetisa portuguesa y miembro fundadora del PEN Ana Hatherly ha declarado, la versión no oficial de la historia del PEN Portugués es algo más larga que la “legalizada”.

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Selection from the Portuguese Centre

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1 Liberty of Expression round table

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2 Liberty of Expression panel event

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3 Teresa Salema’s article on 55th PEN Congress

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4 The Euro-Mediterranean Organising Committee’s decision

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5 Poetics of Freedom panel event

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6 PEN members during the 55th PEN Congress

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7 Historical literary tour in Lisbon

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8 Portuguese Centre at 55th PEN Congress

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9 55th PEN Congress closing banquet

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10 Report on Carrefour Peace Committee meeting

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11 Declaration from Portuguese Centre founders

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