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English PEN is the founding centre of a global literary network. We work to defend and promote freedom of expression, and to remove barriers to literature.
"LITERATURE KNOWS NO FRONTIERS, and should remain a common currency between nations in spite of political or international upheavals."
English PEN is the founding centre of a a worldwide network of PEN Centres. PEN International, our international secretariat, are also based in London.
English PEN is a founding resident of Free Word, a literature, literacy and free speech hub based in Farringdon, London
Wednesday February 25, 6:30 pm
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We campaigned for the reversal of a policy that restricts the sending of books to UK prisoners.
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To celebrate a decade of the Writers in Translation programme, English PEN will be holding special events throughout the year, begining March 2015
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