PEN New England is a chapter of PEN America, a worldwide association of writers celebrating creative expression and defending the liberties that make it possible. We make our home at MIT, where the Arts are rooted in imagination and experimentation.
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PEN International was founded in 1921 to promote friendship and intellectual cooperation among writers everywhere; to emphasize the role of literature in the development of mutual understanding and world culture...
It is with gratitude and well wishes that PEN New England announced that Karen Wulf, Executive Director, let us know of her decision to step down at the end of September. As of September 30, 2017 communications with PEN New England should be directed to PENNewEngland@pen.org