Margaret Atwood Quote

English PEN’s work can only continue thanks to the generosity of its members, who donate their time and money to the urgent cause of promoting the freedom to write and the freedom to read.

Writing is usually a solitary pursuit, but PEN members come together to form a tight and influential literary network.  It is only through our membership that we learn of threats to the freedom to write and read, and about events that promote literature and free expression.  Our campaign priorities are guided by our membership, and it is PEN members who lead our workshops that bring literature to disadvantaged communities.

You can be a part of PEN for less than £5 a month by joining online.

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