On 15 November 2015 PEN Sydney marked the 34th anniversary of the annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer with a special lecture from internationally acclaimed Australian author, David Malouf.
David spoke about how the digitally connected world and cultural changes towards a more global society has created a need for writers to reform the way they express themselves in public and private discourse, and the pressures and constraints this has on freedom of expression.
Sydney PEN was founded in 1931 by Ethel Turner, Mary Gilmore, and Dorothea Mackellar. PEN centres spread rapidly across the world and today there are local centres throughout Asia and the South Pacific, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.
Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International, is an association of Australian writers and readers, publishers and human rights activists. We interpret the PEN Charter as being open to all those who support the work of writers, editors and translators. Current or prospective members can read ourStatement of Objects and download our Constitution, most recently amended in 2005.
Each year Sydney PEN presents a series of lectures, “Free Voices” with outstanding contributors presenting a contribution to the subject of Freedom of Expression.
The lectures can be found in the PEN Magazines by clicking on the “Pen Magazine” button above.
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