Why support English PEN?

We've been celebrating the written word and defending freedom of expression for 100 years, and we want to continue doing so for many more to come. But our work can only continue thanks to the generosity of our donors, whose support allows us to keep going.

With your help, we'll continue to stand up for writers facing persecution around the world, promote contemporary international writing, and bring people together for unforgettable conversations and workshops. Help us to protect free expression and promote literature across borders.

"PEN isn't a luxury. It's a necessity."

Margaret Atwood