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New England has a long tradition of great writers and activists -- we're the land of John Updike and John Cheever, Sylvia Plath and Ann Sexton, Frederick Douglass and Henry David Thoreau, and Dubus and Dubus.
PEN's mission is to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. Thank you for supporting our work to protect First Amendment rights to free speech, a free press, and the rights & obligations to dissent. And thank you for joining the ranks of our international community of writers from 150 PEN centers worldwide.
Membership benefits include:
- Fellowship in a regional, national
and international community of writers, literary professionals, and advocates celebrating literature and supporting free expression
- Invitations to our programs, literary celebrations, and Members-Only events
- Reserved seating at select events
- Yet another tote bag (Partners and above)
- Inscribed first editions (Lifetime members and above)
For those who support PEN’s mission and who want to join our ranks.
Support ongoing activities, programs, and special initiatives.
Lifetime—$1,000 and above
Gifts to strengthen and sustain our efforts to advance PEN's mission.
Patron—$2,000 and above
Championing literature and free expression at stewardship levels.
Support our mission with a Special Gift
For information about Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities, contact Karen Wulf at pen-newengland [at] mit [dot] edu