What you can do
Get involved in campaigns
Join our letter writing volunteer mailing list. You will receive petitions prepared by our Writers in Prison Committee in response to urgent cases in our region. You may also like to consider joining us as a volunteer at events or with specific projects – let us know about your area of interest or availability.
Send a letter
Learn more about the Writers in Prison known to PEN International
Get a snapshot of WiP cases known to PEN International and updated bi-annually in the PEN International Caselist (Jan-Jun 2011).
Include The Empty Chair at your event
All you need is an empty chair, and we provide the rest. Download The Empty Chair Kit to publicly acknowledge an imprisoned writer, in your library, university or book club. You’ll find the campaign’s history, function and writer information updated each month on our Writers in Prison page.
Become a Sydney PEN sponsor
We welcome companies and organisations with an interest in sponsoring our running costs or particular projects. As one of Australia’s oldest and most respected non-profit organisations, Sydney PEN carries a weighty association and has been supported by some of the country’s most important philanthropic and corporate bodies.
We offer five corporate sponsorship packages, which are recognised and publicised through various forms of our regular media:
- Website Sponsors page
- Monthly e-bulletin for ordinary members
- Bi-annual Sydney PEN Magazine
- Other print and media opportunities that arise through the year, such as relevant project publicity.
Download our corporate sponsorship form here.
Alternatively, join our Corporate Members for the annual membership year (January-December) and enjoy receiving members' updates about our activities.