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Committee meeting at the 71st Congress

Photograph of a Committee meeting, most likely the Writers in Prison Committee, taken on 16 June 2005 during the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June...

Ljubljana Castle reception

Photograph of delegates attending a reception at Ljubljana Castle, on 17 June 2005, during the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June 2005 in Bled, and...

Takeaki and delegates in Bled

Photograph of Takeaki Hori, international secretary of PEN International (2010-16), standing on the right, with delegates who attended the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June...

Panel at the 71st Congress

Photograph of a panel at the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June 2005 in Bled, and was titled The Tower of Babel: a Blessing or...

Delegates of the African Centres in Bled

Photograph of delegates from African Centres in conversation during the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June 2005 in Bled, and was titled The Tower of...

Welcoming party at Bled Castle

Photograph of delegates attending a welcoming party at Bled Castle on 14 June 2005, during the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June 2005 in Bled,...

Delegates at the welcoming party in Bled

Photograph of delegates attending a welcoming party at Bled Castle on 14 June 2005, during the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June 2005 in Bled,...

Bled Island during the 71st Congress

Photograph of the Church of the Mother of God on the lake, Bled Island, taken during the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June 2005 in...

Lucina Kathmann and Eric Lax in Bled

Photograph of Lucina Katmann, former president of the San Miguel de Allende Centre, vice-president emerita of PEN International (2003-) and chair of the Women Writers Committee (1996-2000), on the...

Delegates at Bled Castle

Photograph of delegates attending a welcoming party at Bled Castle on 14 June 2005, during the 71st PEN International Congress, which took place on 14-21 June 2005 in Bled,...

Per Wästberg at the 43rd Congress

Photograph of Per Wästberg, president of PEN International (1979-86;1989-90), first on the right, during the 43rd PEN International Congress which took place on 21-27 May 1978 in Stockholm, and...

Takeaki, Dussault and Jolicoeur in Ourense

Photograph of PEN members during the 82nd PEN International Congress, which took place from 26 September to 2 October 2016 in Ourense and was titled Building literary bridges. From...

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman at the 73rd Congress

Photograph of Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, international secretary (2004-07) and vice-president emeritus of PEN International, speaking to the Assembly of Delegates during the 73rd PEN International Congress, which took place on...

Heinrich Böll at the 43rd Congress

Photograph of Heinrich Böll, president of PEN International (1971-74), in the middle, during the 43rd PEN International Congress which took place on 21-27 May 1978 in Stockholm, and was...

TLRC presentation in Ourense

Photograph of a panel given by the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (TLRC) during the 82nd PEN International Congress, which took place from 26 September to 2 October 2016...

Attendance to a panel at the 83rd Congress

Photograph of delegates attending a panel at the Lviv University during the 83rd PEN International Congress, which took place on 18-22 September 2017, in Lviv, and was titled Reclaiming...

Minute of silence in Pune

Photograph of delegates observing a minute of silence at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, in the gardens of the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, during the 84th PEN International...

Clement, Sönmez and Kaldmaa in Lviv

Photograph of Jennifer Clement, president of the Mexican Centre (2009-12) and president of PEN International (2015-), Burhan Sönmez, Board member of PEN International (2018-), and Kätlin Kaldmaa, president of...

Simona Škrabec's report at the 82nd Congress

Photograph of Simona Škrabec, chair of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (2014-20), giving her report at the 82nd PEN International Congress, which took place from 26 September to...

Sara Whyatt and John R. Saul at the 56th Congress

Photograph of Sara Whyatt, programme director (1990-2013) and interim executive director (2010-11) of PEN International, and John Ralston Saul, president of the Canadian Centre (1990-92) and president of PEN...

Delegates at the 2006 Berlin Congress

Photograph of the delegates at the 72nd PEN International Congress in Berlin, which took place on 22-28 May 2006 and was titled Writing in a World Without Peace. This...

Grass and Aridjis at the 72nd Congress

Photograph of Nobel of Literature Günter Grass, facing the camera, on the left, and Homero Aridjis, president of PEN International (1997-2003), standing, during the 72nd PEN International Congress in...

Delegates at the 72nd Congress in Berlin

Photograph of the delegates attending the 72nd PEN International Congress in Berlin, which took place on 22-28 May 2006 and was titled Writing in a World Without Peace. Among...

Günter Grass at the 72nd Congress

Photograph of Nobel of Literature Günter Grass pronouncing a keynote speech during the 72nd PEN International Congress in Berlin, which took place on 22-28 May 2006 and was titled...

Free the Word! at the 85th Congress

Photograph of the Free the Word! event, which took place at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, in Manila, on 2 October 2019 during the 85th PEN International Congress,...