PEN Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation and recognises that sovereignty of this land was never ceded.

The Art of Resistance: Behrouz Boochani in Conversation

Join us on Feb 13 for Behrouz Boochani’s last public appearance in Melbourne in conversation with Arnold Zable

February 3, 2023
Aida Amidi: I have to appear in court on February 19, 2023.

During the interrogations, I learned that I was arrested because of being a member of the board of directors of the Iranian Writers Association (IWA) and the association’s statements in support of the protesters, especially women and the Kurdish people.

January 18, 2023
Nedim Türfent: FREED!

Editor, poet, and honorary PEN member Nedim Türfent released from prison

November 30, 2022

The tide is turning for Assange: PEN Update

January 8, 2023

The Belmarsh Tribunal: Video link

December 20, 2022
Why Join PEN?

Why Join PEN? (Articles) Jan 2023: The Bottom Drawer by Paul Morgan

January 24, 2023

Philippines: PEN International and PEN Philippines call for urgent enquiry into killing of poet Ericson Acosta

December 3, 2022

Myanmar: Regressive changes to education policy undermine linguistic rights and exacerbate ethnic divisions

December 3, 2022

Suzan Saka for the Turkish program Pirha News interviews PEN Melbourne committee member Mammad Aidani

November 17, 2022

Albanese Hansard, PEN M response &Jennifer Robinson at Press Club: TRANSCRIPT

November 30, 2022

PEN International and PEN Norway: urgent statement on arrest in Turkey of human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı.

October 31, 2022
Vietnam: Release Pham Doan Trang

Vietnam: Release author, journalist and activist, Pham Doan Trang

October 19, 2022


October 9, 2022

Wai Moe Naing on trial

October 3, 2022

Sami Shah on Blasphemy on International Blasphemy day.

September 30, 2022

International Hrant Dink Award Ceremony 2022

September 26, 2022

UN PEACE DAY RALLY: protecting peacemakers like Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange.

September 21, 2022

Fears for the life of Iranian writer Arash Ganji

September 20, 2022

PEN Melbourne joins voices around the world who defend freedom of expression in condemning the attack on author Salman Rushdie.

August 20, 2022

MWF in partnership with PEN : Writing Wrongs

September 14, 2022
Converge on Canberra for Assange

Converge On Canberra Rally Speeches

August 2, 2022
No More Hiroshimas Rally

No More Hiroshimas Rally, 12.30pm Saturday August 6, 2022 at the State Library

July 26, 2022
Australia, drop the prosecutions


July 12, 2022
ACTION: Uluru Statement from the Heart

ACTION: Support for a Voice to Parliament to be Enshrined in the Constitution

July 12, 2022
Turkey: Meral Şimşek verdict expected

Turkey Update: verdict expected in trial of Kurdish PEN member and writer Meral Şimşek

September 21, 2022
Free Assange Birthday Rally

Free Assange Birthday Rally, Sun 3 July, at the State Library & UK Consulate

July 9, 2022

A Letter From Stella Assange

June 28, 2022

World Press Freedom Day 2022: Take Action for Ismail al-Iskandrani

May 3, 2022
Readings from Iranian writers in prison by writers in exile. With a banquet dinner.

An evening of solidarity with writers in prison in Iran

June 24, 2022
PEN International updates on Ukraine

A poem by Olga Bragina, a Kyiv poet currently safe in Poland.

May 9, 2022

AALITRA/PEN Translation Awards 2022 – ARABIC to ENGLISH

March 23, 2022
Focus Poet Maung Yu Py

World Poetry Day, 21 March 2022

March 21, 2022

PEN Melbourne’s The Day of the Imprisoned Writer Event on Iranian TV News

November 19, 2021

International PEN Melbourne Centre CHINA ACTION – YANG Hengjun

January 24, 2022
Wheeler Centre: Celebrating 100 years of PEN

Together in Literature: 100 Years of PEN International

October 14, 2021
The Hate Speech Toolkit

The Hate Speech Toolkit

June 20, 2021
Analogue Iran by Ali MC; 300 words for truth by Mammad Aidani

PEN Connections

August 18, 2021