Day of the Imprisoned Writer
PEN International has designated the 15th of November as the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer in order to support and offer assistance to all those writers that are imprisoned or threatened because of their writings. This day is also used to raise public awareness about the violation of the right to freedom of speech that is still widespread in many parts of the world.
One of the most important actions undertaken by the PEN Català is the organisation of various events on this day. Throughout the years it has consolidated itself as one of the leading organisations that defends writers’ freedom of expression. For some years now, the PEN Català has published a poster commemorating this day, the original of which is a work by a renowned Catalan artist. You can consult our art collection to see the originals of the different editions.