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Give the Gift of PEN America Membership


PEN America Membership is the perfect gift for the writer, reader, or free speech champion in your life. Our Members stand up to protect the right to free expression in the United States and around the globe. Members are directly linked with an international community of authors, journalists, editors, translators, dramatists, screen writers, other established and emerging writing professionals, and their supporters who promote, defend, and celebrate the freedom to write.

Purchase a Membership for someone today and give them a meaningful gift that will bring benefits for an entire year.

PEN America Member benefits include:

  • Discounts to PEN America’s year-round public programs, including the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, LitFest—LA, the PEN America Gala, the PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony, and more
  • Select invitations to exclusive Members-only receptions
  • Participation in advocacy for writers and journalists at risk worldwide
  • An exclusive community of writers and readers on a Members-only Facebook group, where you can post news about publications and events, and engage with other Members around free expression issues and the writing life

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