Benefits of Joining


Membership is your chance to support a world community of writers fighting for free expression and to help spread new literature across cultures

Join English PEN and you will

  • add your voice to a world community of writers fighting for free expression
  • help oppressed and censored writers all over the world achieve justice through joining our campaigns
  • help us spread exciting new literature across cultures
  • enrich the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people by giving them access to literature
  • have opportunities to attend exclusive PEN Members events focusing on issues facing writers today
  • receive invitations to exclusive PEN Members-only social occasions – your chance to network with other Members
  • receive the English PEN Magazine three times a year plus other e-books and publications we produce from time
  • be the first to learn about and read English PEN’s selected titles of outstanding writing in translation
  • be kept up to date with our activities via email.
  • have voting rights at English PEN General Meetings


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