Without literature, there can be no meaningful freedom of expression. Without freedom of expression, there can be no meaningful literature …
The PEN International Writers Circle invites writers around the world to support our work defending and developing freedom of expression worldwide, working for the freedom of writers to write in all countries and of readers to access the texts of their choice.
PEN International currently has PEN Centres in over 100 countries.
Members of the PEN International Writers Circle are writers who believe that literature and freedom of expression are at the heart of a strong, vibrant society. They support PEN International’s activities to ensure that silenced, unheard and unknown voices are connected to readers and writers everywhere. The Writers Circle is essential to the ongoing success and continuation of our work.
There are several levels of financial support at which a new member can join. You can also decide to join for one year, and then consider renewing, or commit to two or more years.
If you are interested in joining the Writers Circle, please contact James Tennant, Literary Manager:
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7405 0338