Join PEN Now!

News and Events

Maria Ressa Announced for Day of Imprisoned Writer event

Maria Ressa Announced for Day of Imprisoned Writer event

  PEN Centres around Australia have partnered with the Wheeler Centre to present investigative journalist Maria Ressa as keynote speaker for the 2...
PEN Sydney calls for the release of three Iranian writers

PEN Sydney calls for the release of three Iranian writers

  PEN Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Statement On 4th October 2020, three members of the Iranian Writers Association (IWA) - Reza Khandan Mehabadi,...
Linguistic rights central to Indigenous prison reform

Linguistic rights central to Indigenous prison reform

In light of the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, it is time to consider the role of freedom of expression in Australi...

Freedom to write…freedom to read

About PEN

Acknowledgement to Country

PEN Sydney is based on the sovereign lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to the custodians of the many Countries of this continent upon whose stolen land we live and work.