Philippine Center of International PEN

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General Assembly

PEN General Assembly will be on 30 Jan 2016, Saturday, 5:00pm, at Solidaridad Bookstore, Ermita, Manila.

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Call for release of Nobel Peace winner Liu Xiaobo. They also condemn Supreme Court for plagiarism.

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Filipino writers may submit their application for membership in the Philippine Center of International PEN.

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Philippine PEN Journal

Healing | poems, short stories and essays by 22 members of the organization and a guest writer.

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Writers Against Impunity

A social media campaign WRITERS AGAINST IMPUNITY (Nov. 15-23)

News / Updates

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Philippine PEN Conference 2015 to be held at DLSU Manila

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will hold its national conference on December 1-2 2015, at The Verdure, 4th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Manila. The theme is The PEN and the Future of Philippine Democracy: The Filipino Writer Defines the Issues at Stake in the 2016 Elections."

Book Launch / Discussion

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Lakambini Sitoy's "Sweet Haven" (Anvil Publishing, 2016)

Originally published in French as “Les Filles de Sweethaven,” “Sweet Haven” is Sitoy’s first novel and published in the Philippines by Anvil Publishing. It tells the story of how a woman’s dark past comes back to haunt her. Now based in Denmark where she’s a member of the Danish PEN, Sitoy is one of the Philippines’ most exciting contemporary voices in fiction.