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We stand at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the U.S. and worldwide. Annual festival:
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PEN America 1h
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PEN America raises Over $2.6 Million to Defend Freedom of Expression. Read more in our press release, here:
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Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul, & Eman Al-Nafjan have challenged the Saudi government, demanding human rights, even in the face of intimidation and brutality. Sign the petition to demand all charges against these courageous writer-activists be dropped
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Don’t stay in your lane! PENGala
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Messages of hope and support for Saudi activists honored with 2019 PEN/Barbey Award.
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“I must never take having my voice for granted.... I will never, ever give it up.” Anita Hill
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“Anita Hill had no safety in numbers. She was one woman speaking up... now, with the movement, with the movement, we are speaking together.” presents the to Anita Hill.
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“We must chip away at the repercussions of speaking out—the fear, the ostracization, the isolation, the backlash—while continuing to fight for a world in which those who do so are met with respect and admiration.”
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Britt Stigler 5h
“No matter how famous or legendary he has become, he has never stopped looking for facts.” -- Robert Caro presenting Bob Woodward with the Literary Service Award.
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“What we do is try to get the best obtainable version of the truth.” joins on stage at
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Britt Stigler 5h
Best advice from Bob Woodward at the is to "shut the f*ck up and listen" -- something he reminds himself to do by inflicting physical pain on his pinky finger. Iconic.
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Karen Estrovich 5h
Listening to Bob Woodward, he went to four star general at night, during Watergate: 'Are you still doing this shit?!'
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“What is a great reporter? Someone who tries to get as close as possible to the ... the more you come up with, the closer you get to whatever truth there is.” Robert A. Caro presenting the PEN America Literary Service Award to
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melissa flashman 6h
Thank you to for standing up for writers like these three women who fought for the simple freedom of driving a car.
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Sarah Leah Whitson 6h
. awards and w Freedom to Write Award - here remarks from Loujain’s brother and sister
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Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf 6h
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Hari Kunzru 6h
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Tonight at the three Saudi women are being honored, all imprisoned for demanding basic civil rights like driving a car or moving around without permission from male ‘guardians’
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PEN America 6h
“What brings us together in this room is what unites all (of ’s) efforts -- the mission of celebrating creative expression and defending the liberties that make it possible.”
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”The idea of knowing she is not forgotten, and that people still stand with her, is the strongest breath of freedom she can inhale when everything else has been made to break her.” Walid Al-Hathloul (brother of honoree Loujain Al-Hathloul)
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