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September 2018

84th PEN International Congress: Experiments with Truth

25 September 2018, 8:00 am29 September 2018, 5:00 pm

Experiments with Truth: Freedom, Truth, Diversity The 84th PEN International Congress will be hosted by PEN South India in Pune, India, from 25 - 29 September 2018. Mahatma Gandhi, the most haloed proponent…

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London vigil for imprisoned writers in Saudi Arabia

28 September 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London

Join English PEN and Reporters Without Borders for our monthly vigils in support of Raif Badawi, Waleed Abulkhair and Ashraf Fayadh

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Banned Books Week UK: Censorship with Royal Court Theatre

28 September 2018, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

In 1968, the Royal Court Theatre helped bring about the abolition of the Lord Chamberlain’s censorship powers. But even today, 50 years later, we continue to be challenged by the…

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International Translation Day 2018

28 September 2018, 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
£12.50 – £15

International Translation Day is back and this time... it's a translation night! Join us for the essential ITD experience.

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October 2018

PEN Pinter Prize 2018

9 October 2018, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

The 2018 PEN Pinter Prize will be awarded to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She will be presented with the prize at this event and deliver an address. A limited edition booklet…

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Taboos: Desire and Disgust

30 October 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
£7 – £10

An intimate look at youth and womanhood from Colombia, Pakistan, Singapore and London with Sharlene Teo, Sarvat Hasin and Margarita Garcia Robayo

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November 2018

A Massacre in Mexico: Anabel Hernández in conversation with Gaby Wood

5 November 2018, 7:00 pm8:15 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
£5 – £8

On September 26, 2014, a group of students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College were en route to a protest when intercepted by local police. A confrontation ensued. Come the…

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Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers Congress

6 November 2018, 8:30 am9 November 2018, 5:30 pm

Telling the whole story; a complex world needs all its story tellers The Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers will hold its Congress in London, for the first time,…

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December 2018

AGM 2018 & Christmas drinks

5 December 2018, 4:30 pm7:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

All English PEN members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on  Wednesday 5 December 2018. The AGM is immediately followed by a Christmas drinks reception to which members…

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PEN HG Wells Lecture 2018: Dave Eggers

16 December 2018, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park
London, SE1 2SG
£ 17.50

Award-winning American writer, editor, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers will deliver this year’s PEN HG Wells Lecture on the theme of digital human rights, sponsored by the Times Literary Supplement.  Don’t…

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