Category Archives: Event

Night of the Imprisoned Writer

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer falls on the 15 November, and this year English PEN marked its thirtieth year by hosting a performance evening entitled ‘Night of the Imprisoned Writer’. The event, which was organised in conjunction with ice&fire … Continue reading

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The Leaderless Revolution

Former British diplomat Carne Ross has attracted a great deal of attention over his latest book, The Leaderless Revolution. Last night he spoke at the LSE, at an event which was so popular that they had to open an overflow … Continue reading

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The Churnalism debate 06.07.2011

Last night much of the media world descended on Parliament for the launch of “Hacked Off”, the campaign to push for a public inquiry into the phone hacking scandal. There is no doubt that this is the issue of the … Continue reading

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World within World: Stephen Spender 05.07.2011

Last night, the Free Word Centre hosted a discussion of the life and work of Stephen Spender, one of the founders of Index on Censorship magazine. The event was organised jointly by Index on Censorship and English PEN. The panel … Continue reading

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Injunctions are a necessary evil: Privacy, free speech and a feral press

Last night’s debate at the LSE was the perfect event to launch the latest issue of the Index on Censorship magazine, “Privacy is dead! Long live privacy.” Impeccably hosted by the magazine’s editor, Jo Glanville, the illustrious panel consisted of … Continue reading

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English PEN Free Speech Café 21.06.2011

Last night the Free Word Centre played host to English PEN’s inaugural Free Speech Café. The reception area was transformed into a vibrant social space, its round tables recalling the café culture of la belle époque. The panellists were elevated … Continue reading

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Driven Out: Journalists and Exile

English PEN collaborated with Index on Censorship and the Committee to Protect Journalists to host this illuminating panel discussion. Marking the tenth official World Refugee Day, the conversation was focused on the plight of exiled journalists. Alongside the chair, Rohan … Continue reading

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