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.

Nedim Türfent

New Honorary Member of PEN Melbourne

August 13, 2021
100 years of PEN International

100 years of PEN International: A series of podcasts with Arnold Zable, produced by ABC Radio National

September 12, 2021

Afghanistan: ASRC Petition and WISA Fundraiser

August 20, 2021

Minister claims “consular assistance” given to Assange. PEN Melbourne members appalled by response; John Pilger on Assange and other Updates:

September 3, 2021
Drop the prosecutions

The Australian Bar Association calls on the Commonwealth to reconsider the prosecution of Bernard Collaery

August 18, 2021
 Poets for Myanmar: 111 Days of Protest

Fundraiser for PEN Myanmar. Readings by and with Myanmarese writers and poets. Saturday 22 May 2021, 2pm LaMama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton

May 13, 2021


June 2, 2021
The Hate Speech Toolkit

The Hate Speech Toolkit

June 20, 2021
Summer 2020-21

PEN Melbourne Journal Summer 2020-21

November 25, 2020
Claire G. Coleman, 2021 Judith Rodriguez IWD Presentation

PEN Melbourne International Women’s Day, 2021 Judith Rodriguez IWD Presentation Claire G. Coleman

April 12, 2021
Why Join PEN?

Why Join PEN? (Articles)

August 17, 2021

Assange Verdict, ‘Severe Blow to Press Freedom’: Chomsky

February 18, 2021

Assange Updates and 25 Major Human Rights Groups Sign Letter To Biden To Drop Indictment

February 19, 2021
Analogue Iran by Ali MC; 300 words for truth by Mammad Aidani

PEN Connections

August 18, 2021
ACTION: Uluru Statement from the Heart

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

April 10, 2021
TURKEY Dear Ahmet Altan, your magic is stronger than their walls

Letter to a brave writer imprisoned in Turkey for telling the truth on Erdogan’s regime and refusing to submit to evil. His freedom denied must concern us all

February 22, 2021
CHINA Action: YANG Hengjun

International PEN Melbourne Centre CHINA ACTION – YANG Hengjun

April 10, 2021

Liu Xiaobo Anniversary: Take Action for Yang Hengjun

December 11, 2020
Nasrin released: "Hoping for the release of all political prisoners"

Nasrin Sotoudeh released on temporary leave

November 8, 2020
Iran Isolating Women Political Prisoners

Iran Moving Women Political Prisoners to Jails with “Common Criminals”

October 25, 2020
Nasrin moved to notorious Gharchak Prison

Iran: Nasrin Sotoudeh Transferred to Notorious Gharchak Prison

October 29, 2020
Kylie Moore-Gilbert released

Kylie Moore-Gilbert released from Iran jail

November 26, 2020

Prominent Iranian Writers Sent to Prison for Peaceful Dissent

October 29, 2020

The Australian Centres of PEN International condemn charges against Maria Ressa and reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr

March 13, 2021

A Statement from PEN Melbourne in support of Belarusian PEN and Svetlana Alexievich

September 24, 2020
11 Nov at The Wheeler Centre

11 Nov at The Wheeler Centre: Maria Ressa : Freedom and Fakery in the Philippines Today

October 29, 2020

Farhad Bandesh walks free

December 11, 2020