News & Updates

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

Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines

Watch and/or participate in some activities being readied for the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan and other related events in 2021, collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines (2021 QCP). Online lecture portal | Access Philippine history lectures for free.

Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing

The pandemic continues, but so does the production of literature to help us make sense of the times. The Likhaan UP Institute of Creative Writing is opening the call for the third and fourth volumes of Dx Machina: Philippine Literature in the Time of COVID-19. The journal will collate Writing and reading have been two … Continue reading Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing

PEN International – Civil Society Workshop: Manila