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.

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

November 19, 2021
A Poem Dedicated to Bakhtash Abtin by Mammad Aidani

This poem is dedicated to Bakhtash Abtin, a political prisoner, poet, documentary and filmmaker who died in custody on the 8th of January 2022.

January 17, 2022
Wheeler Centre: Celebrating 100 years of PEN

Together in Literature: 100 Years of PEN International

October 14, 2021
Nedim Türfent

“… in my imagination, I am eyeball to eyeball with each of you…” – Nedim’s letter to PEN Melbourne

December 3, 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
Facing 30 months and 80 lashes

Iran: Renowned Activist Narges Mohammadi Arrested on Anniversary of Historic Protests

November 17, 2021
Abtin, Second to Die in Iran in First Week of 2022

Abtin, Jailed for Dissent, is Second Political Prisoner to Die in Iran in First Week of 2022

January 15, 2022
Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Maria Ressa & Dmitry Muratov

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. 

October 14, 2021

UPDATES: Stella Moris statement on Julian Assange’s Supreme Court appeal

December 25, 2021

Monitoring of violations of cultural and human rights against cultural workers in Belarus. January-September 2021

October 21, 2021
I served my country. I did my job. Now they want to jail me for it.

David McBride – 50 years in jail for whistleblowing on the ADF

October 22, 2021
Drop the prosecutions

Yet more hearings for Bernard Collaery

November 3, 2021

Afghanistan: ASRC Petition and WISA Fundraiser

August 20, 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)

December 16, 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
Nasrin released: "Hoping for the release of all political prisoners"

Nasrin Sotoudeh released on temporary leave

November 8, 2020