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PEN Canada

  • Ideas in Dialogue: Still Points in a Turning World - Duration: 6 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    • 214 views
    Anthropologist Wade Davis and author John Vaillant discussed a writer's role in a fast-changing world with Karen Connelly.

    Listen to the full audio here: http://pencanada.ca/event/audio-wade-davis...
  • Why join PEN Canada? - Duration: 40 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 87 views
    National Post Books Editor Mark Medley on why every reader and writer should become a member of PEN Canada. http://pencanada.ca/act/join/
  • Why PEN matters - Duration: 33 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 33 views
    Author Jennifer Lanthier on how clearly children understand the importance of PEN Canada's work. Join today: http://pencanada.ca/act/join/
  • Why join PEN Canada? - Duration: 31 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 52 views
    Linwood Barclay on why his work as a political columnist led him to join PEN. Sign up today: http://pencanada.ca/act/join/
  • Why support PEN Canada? - Duration: 31 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 23 views
    Photographer and author Rita Leistner on why PEN's work is important. Join today: http://pencanada.ca/act/join/
  • Why join PEN Canada? - Duration: 38 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 87 views
    PEN Canada wants you! Join today: http://pencanada.ca/act/join/
  • PEN Picks: Miriam Toews on Marwencol - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 100 views
    On March 24, 2014, Miriam Toews, winner of the Governor General Award for Fiction, hosted the third event in the PEN Picks series presented in partnership with Hot Docs, at which celebrated authors...
  • PEN Picks: Camilla Gibb at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 73 views
    Author Camilla Gibb discusses why she chose her PEN Picks -- The Unknown Famine and Ye Wonz Maibel: Deluge.
  • Ideas in Dialogue: Literature of the Self - Duration: 7 minutes, 1 second.

    • 1 year ago
    • 576 views
    On Dec. 5, 2013, PEN Canada hosted its fall Ideas in Dialogue event, Literature of the Self, at the Royal Ontario Museum. Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti, both authors of nontraditional memoirs, sat ...
  • The Civil War in Syria - Duration: 30 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 135 views
    In this podcast, Souad Sharabani looks into the complexities of Syria's civil war through in-depth interviews with foreign correspondent Eric Margolis and Middle Eastern Studies professor Joshua La...
  • PEN Canada Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King - Duration: 6 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 298 views
    PEN Canada hosted its annual benefit on the opening of the International Festival of Authors at the Harbourfront Centre on Oct. 24, 2013. The sold-out event featured Stephen King, Owen King, and A...
  • Literature of the Self: Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti - Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 487 views
    This year the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary chose the word "selfie" as their word of the year, and the population of Facebook exceeded those of Western Europe and the United States combi...
  • Live Painting for the Day of the Imprisoned Writer - Duration: 76 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 96 views
    Music: The Daktaris — "Super Afro Beat"

    In honour of the 32nd International Day of the Imprisoned Writer, three artists created a mural for three persecuted writers. The live painting, hosted by P...
  • Against All Odds: The Liberation of Eritrea - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 964 views
    Against All Odds: The Liberation of Eritrea...
    An unfinished project

    An excerpt from "Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai: Rights, Denial and the Eritrean Exodus" ~ Dan Connell in collaboration ...
  • From Tahrir Square to Military Takeover - Duration: 23 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 44 views
    Interviewer: Souad Sharabani

    Panelist (in order of appearance):

    1. Ron Levi, George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Toronto
    2. Eric Margolis, Political Foreign Affai...
  • Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: Lawrence Hill in Conversation with Carol Duncan - Duration: 4 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 304 views
    On May 16th, 2013 Lawrence Hill, author of the Book of Negroes, joined Professor Duncan to discuss the implications of racial sensitivity on censorship.
  • Understanding the Protests in Turkey - Duration: 6 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 73 views
    Souad Sharabani interviews two Turkish-Canadians on the origins of the unrest in Turkey.
  • PEN One Humanity Award - Duration: 5 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 68 views
    The PEN Canada One Humanity Award is presented to any international writer, journalist, academic, or honorary PEN member who has endured repression or shown courage in exercising their freedom of e...
  • Sir, I Intend to burn Your Book: Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan - Duration: 54 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 236 views
    Lawrence Hill, writer of the Book of Negroes, and Carol Duncan, a Professor at Wilfred Laurier University, discuss censorship and racial sensitivity at PEN Canada's spring Ideas in Dialogue event.
  • Non-Speak Week: Sci-lenced - Duration: 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 25 views
    On October 17, 2012, as part of Non-Speak Week, PEN Canada partnered with the Canadian Science Writers Association to host Sci-lenced, a panel discussion on the prevention of media access to govern...
  • Non-Speak Week: Freedom of Expression Online - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 23 views
    On October 15, 2012, as part of Non-Speak Week, PEN Canada and Citizen Lab co-hosted a panel of experts to examine freedom of expression and censorship in the online world.
  • Freedom to Read Week - "Beyond Book Burning" - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 258 views
    Audio recording of PEN Canada's Freedom to Read Week event, "Beyond Book Burning: Disappearing Books in the Digital Age," with Mark Medley, Jesse Hirsh, Stephen Henighan, and Hal Niedzviecki.
  • Larry Siems on The Torture Report - Duration: 55 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 138 views
    PEN Canada co-hosts Larry Siems, author of The Torture Report, at Ryerson University on February 6, 2013 as part of the International Issues Discussion series.
  • Libel law and libel chill in Canada - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 624 views
    PEN Canada National Affairs Chair, Philip Slayton, discusses Canadian libel laws and libel chill with Brian MacLeod Rogers, a media lawyer lawyer specializing in libel, privacy, and copyright.
  • Funny Strange -- Satire after Mordecai Richler - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

    • 2 years ago
    • 122 views
  • Jiang Weiping reads YOU WAIT FOR ME WITH DUST - Duration: 114 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 87 views
    PEN Canada Honorary Member Jiang Weiping reads Liu Xiaobo's poem YOU WAIT FOR ME WITH DUST on March 20, 2012.
  • YOU WAIT FOR ME WITH DUST -- PEN Canada's contribution to worldwide reading for Liu Xiaobo - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 233 views
    Marian Botsford Fraser (Chair, PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee) and Jiang Weiping (Honorary Member, PEN Canada) read Liu Xiaobo's poem You Wait For Me With Dust on March 20, 2012.
  • On reviving traditional theatre in Burma - Duration: 7 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 208 views
    Burmese comedian Zarganar talks about the challenges of reviving a traditional form of Burmese theatre. ("Conversations with Zarganar" -- Ryerson University's Library Lecture Theatre, Toronto, Marc...
  • Marian Botsford Fraser interviews Zarganar - Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,197 views
    Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee, interviews Burmese comedian and activist Zarganar at "Conversations with Zarganar" a PEN Canada, Amnesty and Ryerso...
  • Comedy in Burma - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 732 views
    On stage at Ryerson University's Library Lecture Theatre, March 3, 2012: Zarganar talks about the thin line Burmese comedians must walk if they wish to stay out of trouble.
  • Marian Botsford Fraser interviews Zarganar - Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 402 views
    Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee, interviews Burmese comedian and activist Zarganar at "Conversations with Zarganar" a PEN Canada, Amnesty and Ryers...
  • PEN Canada presents Bruce Mau - Duration: 5 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 187 views
    Bruce Mau addresses a standing room only crowd at the Harbourfront center along with the host of CBC's Tapestry Mary Hynes.

    Soheil Parsa accepts an award for imprisoned journalist Nasrin Sotoude...
  • Marian Botsford Fraser reads Susan Swan's letter at The Other Side of Silence - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 46 views
    Marian Botsford Fraser reads Susan Swan's letter at The Other Side of Silence hosted by PEN Canada and the department of Arts and Contemporary Studies at Ryerson University.

    video by Brittany ...
  • Rosemary Sullivan at The Other Side of Silence - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 50 views
    Rosemary Sullivan reads a letter in support of imprisoned Eritrean writers at The Other Side of Silence hosted by PEN Canada and the department of Arts and Contemporary Studies at Ryerson Universit...
  • Karen Connelly at The Other Side of Silence - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 99 views
    writer Karen Connelly reads a letter in support of imprisoned Eritrean writers at The Other Side of Silence hosted by PEN Canada and the department of Arts and Contemporary Studies at Ryerson Unive...
  • Camilla Gibb at The Other Side of Silence - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 187 views
    September 23, 2011
    Author Camilla Gibb reads a letter in support of imprisoned Eritrean writers at The Other Side of Silence hosted by PEN Canada and the department of Arts and Contemporary Studi...
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