If you enjoy the work we do, and you're looking for a gift for someone passionate about writing, books and free expression, why not give them a year’s membership with English PEN?

We are one of the world's oldest human rights organisations, championing the freedom to write and the freedom to read around the world. As a member of English PEN, your loved one will be part of our vibrant community of writers, readers and activists, protecting freedom of expression whenever it is under attack.

Membership includes regular updates about our work and appeals; opportunities to lend support to campaigns or to volunteer at events or workshops; access to exclusive members-only events, early invites to our renowned literary events programme, and voting rights at our AGM.

Gifting an English PEN membership in three easy steps:

1. Make a donation using the button below. A Standard Membership annual subscription costs £50, or a Concessionary Membership* annual subscription costs £20.

2. Once you're done, contact our Membership and Donations team using the form below. Let us know you've bought a gift membership, and provide the name, email, and postal address of the person you're gifting it to.

3. We'll take care of the rest!

*You are eligible for a concessionary membership if you are: retired; a student; in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance, Disability Benefits, Income Support, or Working Tax Credits; low-waged (earning less than the UK Living Wage or London Living Wage); or unwaged.