Why support English PEN?

We've been celebrating the written word and defending freedom of expression for 100 years, and we want to continue doing so for many more to come. But our work can only continue thanks to the generosity of our donors, whose support allows us to keep going.

With your help, we'll continue to stand up for writers facing persecution around the world, promote contemporary international writing, and bring people together for unforgettable conversations and workshops. Help us to protect free expression and promote literature across borders.

"PEN isn't a luxury. It's a necessity."

Margaret Atwood

Become a Silver PEN Partner

Whether as an individual or on behalf of a corporation, you can help us campaign more effectively and enrich the lives of more people through literature by joining this important group of key donors. We can tailor activities to meet the aims of your Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes and would be pleased to meet you to discuss your objectives.

To find out more or to arrange an informal discussion about the benefits to you or your company of becoming a Silver PEN Partner please get in touch with Charlotte Aston, Head of Development.

Become a PEN Patron

English PEN marked its centenary in 2021. As we embark on the next 100 years, we know there is much work ahead.

Against a backdrop of global conflict and the degradation of human rights across the world, the need to defend the freedom of expression is more urgent than ever.

Become a PEN Patron today and help us to protect free expression and promote literature across borders for generations to come.