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.