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PEN America 11h
"I passed through a lot of houses, loves, and typewriters, never quite finding the right one." Sandra Cisneros looks back at her earlier work.
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This Thursday, join us at to see and in conversation! They'll discuss writing in the hinterlands of satire, where absurdity reflects and challenges reality.
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We recommend 15 books to help diversify one’s scope of understanding, including , , , and more.
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"Whenever I would get an idea, I would print receipt paper from the register and write on the back. My pockets were stuffed with receipts." , , , and more on how they afford to be writers.
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One week from today, the winners of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards will be announced live at our annual ceremony! See the full list of nominated titles here:
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Thank you to everyone who came out in Chicago to learn the basics about the Freedom of Information Act, and how to use it in your reporting. There are still seven more workshops this spring, all open to registration here:
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Mexican-American poet and best-selling author Sandra Cisneros receives the prestigious PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature today.
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"I passed through a lot of houses, loves, and typewriters, never quite finding the right one." Sandra Cisneros looks back at her earlier work.
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We're honored to be a presenting partner alongside for the 3rd Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas coming up this Saturday 2/23 at the Austin Central Library. Free and open to all:
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"In this particular moment that we need some humor... I don’t want to sit in rehearsal and feel like I’m being punched in the stomach." An interview with , winner of the 2016 PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist.
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. has accused the producers of a film he worked on of cutting his part because they didn't want to upset the Chinese authorities; the Berlin Film Festival reportedly also refused to show the unedited version.
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The editor of an Alabama newspaper is facing pressure to resign after calling for the most infamous white supremacist group in the history of the United States “to night ride again” against tax-raising politicians.
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One week from today, the winners of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards will be announced live at our annual ceremony! See the full list of nominated titles here:
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• Sixth-grader in Florida faces misdemeanor charges for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance • Editor of Alabama newspaper publishes editorial calling for mass lynchings Read more:
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"Everywhere I went, the poems or stories or essays I typed, with their mismatched typefaces and consistent typing errors, reminded me, like passport stamps, where I’d been." Sandra Cisneros on looking through her past writing.
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George Polk Awards 15h
Polk Award for Foreign Reporting: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo of Reuters for “Massacre in Myanmar” documenting the execution of 10 .
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Former Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times David D. Kirkpatrick was denied entrance to Egypt, one of the world's worst jailers of journalists.
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A sixth-grade student is facing misdemeanor charges after a confrontation with his teacher that began with his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
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PEN America Feb 15
For lovers of Layli Long Solider and Claudia Rankine, we recommend books by , , , and more:
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Tiana Clark Feb 15
“Clark offers a study into the simultaneous dissolution and unification that comes with inhabiting a body which is both historical and personal.” Thank you, , for recommending my book for this incredible reading list chock full of my favorite permission-giving poets!
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