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.

David McBride – I served my country. I did my job. Now they want to jail me for it.

September 25, 2022

PEN International 88th Congress: A Message of Solidarity with the Women and People of Iran

October 3, 2022

SOS Stand Up For Assange, Oct 8, Human Chain

September 26, 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

Before Silence: Afghan Artists in Exile

February 12, 2022

A statement by pre-eminent Contemporary Russian writer, Ludmila Ulitskaya

March 2, 2022
Turkey's warning shot at Freedom of Expression

Turkey: First Presidential Decree of the Year – a warning shot at Freedom of Expression

February 1, 2022
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
Human rights activist sentenced to another 8 years and 70+ lashes

Iran: Activist Narges Mohammadi sentenced after 5 minute trial

January 25, 2022

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
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
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

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

October 21, 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
Why Join PEN?

Why Join PEN? (Articles)

March 3, 2022

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

February 18, 2021
Analogue Iran by Ali MC; 300 words for truth by Mammad Aidani

PEN Connections

August 18, 2021