Why become a member?
Join our community of writers, readers and activists celebrating and protecting the freedom to read and write. Your membership helps to:
- encourage new literature in translation
- celebrate the best literary talent through our prizes and events
- campaign for writers at risk of persecution
- host international writers through our residency programme
- defend freedom of expression around the world
- run outreach programmes in schools and community spaces
- shape our priorities at the Annual General Meeting
Who is membership for?
Everyone! Anyone can be a writer, a reader or an activist.
How much does it cost?
How else can I support English PEN?
- Discuss how you could donate your time and skills.
- Make a one-off donation without becoming a member.
- Subscribe to our newsletters to keep up to date with our work on international writers, freedom of expression, translation and much more.