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.

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Join a community of literary professionals and supporters from more than a hundred nations.

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Your membership to PEN New England is a passport to a worldwide literary community, an international fellowship of writers and readers, editors, publishing professionals, and activists working together to promote literary culture and defend free expression.

Members are ambassadors of PEN, helping us advocate for the issues at the heart of writing: free expression and the right to read and write whatever you wish. Don’t take it for granted. Celebrate it and support it. Join our ranks and join PEN New England today.

Benefits Include:

  • Invitations to our programs, literary celebrations, and Members-only special events
  • Simultaneous membership in PEN American Center
  • Discounts to public programs, including the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
  • Complimentary access to the online database Grants and Awards Available to American Writers
  • A subscription to PEN America, the award-winning journal of PEN American Center