Message to the members of PEN

Message to the members of PEN

Dear PEN centres, friends and colleagues,

I have the pleasure of re-joining the PEN International Secretariat team as Congress Officer for the 79th PEN International Congress, hosted by Icelandic PEN in Reykjavik this autumn.

I will have met and worked with many of you during the Serbia Congress in 2011 and am delighted to be back on a part-time basis and working with you all once again. I look forward to meeting both familiar faces and those new to PEN or attending a Congress for the first time in Iceland.

Until the end of September, I will be the Congress focal point here at the PEN International Secretariat, so please do not hesitate to send me an email if you have any queries. You can email me on

In the lead up to this year’s Congress it is a busy time in the office, but excitement for PEN’s presence in Reykjavik during its International Literary Festival is mounting and I look forward to working with you all in the coming months.

Jena Patel
Congress Officer