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For 90 years PEN International (charity registration no. 1117088) the worldwide association of writers based in 145 Centres in 102 countries, has worked to defend freedom of expression and promote literature.

PEN International is supported by a number of individuals, companies and organisations. They all have in common the belief, shared by PEN International, that every individual has the right to write, read and speak freely. We have many longstanding supporters; some sustain specific areas of our work such as the Writers in Prison Committee and campaigns for freedom of expression; the Free the Word! festival; or the work of our regional programmes. Some support core operations such as communications and administration, both of which are vital in helping to make connections across all areas of our work around the world.

What you can do

Make a single donation to PEN International
PEN International works worldwide supporting writers and defending the right to freedom of expression. Your donation will support our core work of working with writers around the world and of promoting literature
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Make a regular donation
If you would like to support our work on an ongoing basis you can set up direct debit or standing order
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You may wish to Become a Friend of PEN International

Friends of PEN International will receive:

– regular updates on our freedom of expression work
– an annual newsletter on PEN campaigns, programmes and literary events
– access to a guide to campaigning and access to campaigning materials

Every supporter is valuable, and there are several different ways you can support us.
If you are an individual, company or foundation and would like to know more about our work and how you can become involved read here

Please feel free to contact us:
Laura McVeigh, Executive Director, PEN International
Tel.: +44 (0)207 405 0338
Email: laura.mcveigh@pen-international.org