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What are the benefits of joining PEN?

Membership of International PEN is through Sydney PEN, its local centre. Membership is open to all who subscribe to and agree to abide by the aims of International PEN as expressed in its International PEN Charter.

Any true democracy respects and protects freedom of expression. Without this, social justice is at risk.

Yet this freedom is in great danger. Every day, people are persecuted simply for speaking out, and governments and others in positions of power continue to gag, imprison, murder and silence individuals who have the courage and honesty to speak and to write about what is happening in the world around them.

By joining Sydney PEN you will be support the work of an historical Australian organisation, with a focus on advocating for these rights in our Asian and Pacific region.

You will be the first to receive invitations to hear our guest speakers and participate in local letter-writing evenings, plus receive campaign alerts to take action.

Membership fees and terms

  • $80.00 (AUD) annually or $40.00 (AUD) for Concession (Retired/Student/Unwaged)
  • Corporate Membership starting from $250 per year

Please contact sydney@pen.org.au for further information about corporate membership fees and/or becoming a sponsor.

Because we are changing to a new on-line membership system, even if you are already a member please JOIN now if you have received a reminder or if your membership has lapsed by more than 3 years.

If you are a current member you will receive a reminder email when your membership lapses.

Once your membership application is processed you will begin receiving our bi-annual e-magazine and  information about events and campaigns.

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You can also download and complete the PDF Membership form. Either post or email it back on the details below:



International PEN Sydney Centre Inc.

c/- University of Technology, Sydney

PO Box 123
NSW 2007