San Miguel PEN, one of three PEN centers in Mexico, was founded in 1979. Its mission is to help promote literature and freedom of expression in Latin America and the world. This center is especially active on the Writers in Prison Committee and the Women Writers Committee. Locally, it runs a scholarship program and participates in several local writers’ networks. With Guadalajara PEN, San Miguel PEN cosponsors a booth at the enormous International Book Fair in Guadalajara every year.