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Pen Magazine

The PEN Sydney Magazine is a print and online publication that is produced biannually to coincide with PEN lectures featuring distinguished speakers held at the Sydney Writers' Festival in May and the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer in November. 

Print copies of the magazine are also distributed to festivals, bookshops and International PEN centres. The magazine contains articles by our own members and by professional writers and journalists, writing about issues of concern in line with PEN’s mission to defend freedom of expression and heighten awareness of censorship, oppression and imprisonment of writers and journalists around the world.

The PEN Sydney Magazine is produced with the support of our key sponsors, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund.

Below are recent Sydney PEN Magazines. See the PEN Sydney magazine archive here.

The Debate over Words: Sensible or Censorship? - May 2023

Rushdie Attack: Writers Reflect on Freedom of Expression - November 2022

Ukrainian literature’s history is a mouthpiece for a denied community - May 2022

Turkish Kurdish Writer takes reins at PEN International - November 2021 

The Journalist a Deterrent - February 2021 

PEN Sydney magazine Feb 2021

Public Enemy Journalist Number One - November 2019 

When free speech and freedom kill - May 2019

PEN Mag - May 2019 Edition

Online trolling threatens writers – November 2018

Silencing the cartoonists – May 2018

Liu Xiababo: the Man Who Stayed – November 2017

View all previous magazines here