PEN New England

PEN new england

 

“Literature is the best thing humanity has. Poetry is the heart of literature, the highest concentration of everything that is the best in the world and in man. It is the only true food for your soul.”  
Lyudmila Ulitskaya

 

 

We are a chapter of PEN American Center, part of a global association of writers celebrating literature and defending free expression. We make our home at the MIT School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences.

celebrating creative expression and defending the liberties that make it possible.

“We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield.”

–George Orwell, 1946

 

 

 

"WHY FREE SPEECH IS FUNDAMENTAL"
–Steven Pinker, Boston Globe

 

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AUGUST 2017
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEN New England is a chapter of PEN America ––a worldwide community of writers celebrating literature and creative expression, and defending the liberties that make them possible. We make our home at MIT's School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. (SHASS)