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.

The New York Times: “There’s a lot of attention in the world of free speech advocacy to barriers to expression,” Ms. Nossel said. “There has been somewhat less given to what needs to be in place to enable and unleash expression.” AND CAMPUS FOR ALL combines extensive reporting and thorough analysis of all sides of recent debates, as well as three case studies.

The New York Times: “There’s a lot of attention in the world of free speech advocacy to barriers to expression,” Ms. Nossel said. “There has been somewhat less given to what needs to be in place to enable and unleash expression.”

AND CAMPUS FOR ALL combines extensive reporting and thorough analysis of all sides of recent debates, as well as three case studies.


MISSING FROM THE SHELF: Book Challenges and Lack of Diversity in Children’s Literature. A persistent pattern of attempts to remove certain books from public schools and libraries, combined with a lack of diversity in Children's and Young Adult (CYA) book publishing, narrows the range of stories and perspectives available to U.S. students.

MISSING FROM THE SHELF: Book Challenges and Lack of Diversity in Children’s Literature. A persistent pattern of attempts to remove certain books from public schools and libraries, combined with a lack of diversity in Children's and Young Adult (CYA) book publishing, narrows the range of stories and perspectives available to U.S. students.