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PEN/OutWrite | 22nd August 2018

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Posts By PEN OutWrite

Two Girls Against the Rain | Cambodia

15th May 2015 |

Dir: Sao Sopheak Curated by Future Shorts

After almost 30 years of civil war and the genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Traditional values and customs such as arranged … Read More

Pride | Bulgaria

15th May 2015 |

Dir: Pavel G. Vesnakov Curated by Future Shorts

When I was 5, my parents lost their jobs. Bulgaria was in the early throws of transition to democracy and market economy, and many people of my parents’ generation faced a … Read More

PEN International LGBTQI Resolution

15th May 2015 |

Image credit: Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan


 Assembly of Delegates of PEN International, meeting at its 80th World Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 29th September to 2nd October 2014

 In … Read More

The Art of Control | Juliet Jacques

15th May 2015 |

Image credit: Tactical Technology

Warning: This piece contains content that some readers may find offensive

Tamara O’Hara woke at noon to see an envelope lodged in her letterbox, overshadowing the boots, corsets, whips and chains piled by the … Read More

Who We Are | Pablo Simonetti

15th May 2015 |

Illustration: Kajsa Nilsson

Read in Spanish here. Translated by Grainne Murphy

As I write, I feel a diversity of knowledge, bouyant forces, types of consciousness and layers of memory converge within me. In an attempt to define this state, I … Read More

Judge Edwin Cameron on LGBTQI rights | Video

15th May 2015 |

Edwin Cameron, Justice of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court & LGBT rights activist addresses PEN Centres from Sub-Saharan Africa on LGBTQI (December 2014)

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Jude Dibia in conversation with PEN International’s Jarkko Tontti

15th May 2015 |

Nigerian novelist Jude Dibia in conversation with PEN International’s Jarkko Tontti at an LGBTQI Free the Word! event hosted by the Finnish Ambassador in Geneva, Päivi Kairamo.

Introduction by Päivi Kairamo and PEN International Writers in Prison Committee Programme Director, … Read More