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Without literature, there can be no meaningful freedom of
expression. Without freedom of expression, there can be no
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.
The Writers Circle was launched publicly during the 81st PEN
Congress in Québec City, October 2015. The launch received
worldwide attention, including this piece in the Guardian.
Membership of the Writers Circle involves an annual financial contribution which will fund vital
education, campaigning and protection work and supports PEN’s
broader work of advancing literature and defending freedom of