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PHILIPPINE PEN GOES ‘ALL IN’ ON ITS 2021 ONLINE CONGRESS

The Philippine Centre of International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists), is inviting its members to its annual Congress on May 15, 2021. ALL IN aims to capture the linguistic and cultural inclusivity that the digital space enables, as well as speak of the collective hope Filipinos must have during these uncertain times. In partnership … Continue reading PHILIPPINE PEN GOES ‘ALL IN’ ON ITS 2021 ONLINE CONGRESS

STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL PEN ON FREE EXPRESSION IN MYANMAR

FREE THE POETS OF MYANMAR Since Day One of the military junta in Myanmar, authorities have arrested writers Than Myint Aung, Maung Thar Cho, Htin Lin Oo and Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi together with writers-activists Mya Aye and Pyone Cho. On March 3, 2021, Myanmar poets K Zar Win and Myint Myint Zin were … Continue reading STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL PEN ON FREE EXPRESSION IN MYANMAR

International Mother Language Day 2021

Held every year on 21 February, International Mother Language Day is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. To celebrate the day, PEN International will feature five video-poems recited by poets in their mother language: Juana Peña (Chol), Seyare Kokche (Crimean Tatar), Wasai Biran Issa (Dazaga), Moeyed Teyib (Kurdish) and Santiago B. Villafania (Pangasinan). The … Continue reading International Mother Language Day 2021

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