Join English PEN

“English PEN has been a rallying point and a voice for free thought and the free transmission of ideas across borders without censorship or threat for almost a century. Let us support PEN and its work now and for always.”

– Stephen Fry

Why join?

People join English PEN for many different reasons, and that’s what helps make our community diverse. As a member, you will:

  • Help us to run outreach programmes in schools and community spaces; encourage new translations through grants, prizes and events; campaign for authors in the UK and abroad; celebrate new literature through prizes and our online zine PEN Transmissions; and put on events with writers and readers throughout the year
  • Join a community of over 1,000 influential and budding authors, bloggers, translators, readers and activists
  • Keep up-to-date on our events, international and national campaigning, outreach and translation work
  • Shape our priorities and let us know what matters to you
  • Receive voting rights at our AGM

Who can join?

  • English PEN membership is open to everyone. We believe that everyone can be a writer and reader.

How much does it cost?

How can I join?

How else can I support English PEN?

  • If you’re interested in donating your time and skills, please contact us.
  • You can make single donations without becoming a member. Just click here
  • Subscribe to our newsletters and keep up to date with our work on international writers, freedom of expression, translation and much more.

“PEN isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.” – Margaret Atwood

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