Des de 1922, defensem la llibertat d'expressió i els drets lingüístics, salvaguardem el patrimoni literari català i promovem el diàleg intercultural.
Since 2006, PEN Català has coordinated the Writers In Refuge Programme. This programme, with its roots in the Shelter Cities programme which was promoted by the International Parliament of Writers, aims to host a writer who is threatened, persecuted or at risk of being imprisoned as a consequence of their writing.
PEN Català promotes literary translation to overcome the linguistic barrier that prevents understanding between people and cultures. It works for both the promotion of Catalan literature in the world and to support the translation of universal literary works into Catalan. It is within this framework that the digital magazine Visat is published.
PEN is committed to the respect of all languages, and the protection and promotion of minority languages. PEN's central and guiding principles on linguistic rights are laid out in the Girona Manifesto, promoted by PEN Català.
PEN Català monitors human rights violations against writers, editors, translators and journalists around the world and organises campaigns to support them.
You can become a full member if you are a writer in any field, journalist, editor or translator and share the founding values of PEN.
If you are not a writer and want to join the defense of languages and freedom of expression, you can be part of the Circle of Friends of PEN.
Help us continue to defend language and freedom of expression.
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Within the framework of UNESCO Cities of Literature, PEN Català, in collaboration with Barcelona city hall, is offering two international literary residencies. The aim of the residencies is to promote the mobility of authors connected to ICORN and PEN centres, two International networks to which PEN Català...
PEN Català, in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull and Serveis editorials Èter, has closed the call for applications for the literary residency for 6 young Catalan and Palestinian playwrights who wish to participate in a literary residency in Catalonia.
A total of fifteen applications were...
PEN Català awards the PETIT PEN prize to the Hungarian association Labrisz Leszbikus Egyesület and the international project Tiny Books from Baltic Authors.
PEN Català celebrates 100 years since its birth and looks to the future with the creation of an award in the field of...
José Rubén Zamora Marroquín is a renowned Guatemalan journalist and founder of three of the most read newspapers in Guatemala and Central America: Siglo Veintiuno, Nuestro Diario and elPeriódico. One of the most outspoken critics of the Guatemalan government led by President Alejandro Giammattei, together...
Server Mustafayev is a Crimean Tatar citizen journalist and human rights defender, founder and coordinator of the grassroots, human rights movement Crimean Solidarity in Russian-occupied Crimea.
On 21 May 2018, Federal Security Services (FSB) officers raided Mustafayev’s house in Bakhchisaray, southern Crimea, before taking him to...
Tsitsi Dangarembga is an award-winning Zimbabwean novelist, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and founding member of PEN Zimbabwe.
Dangarembga was arrested with her friend Julie Barnes on 31 July 2020 by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police with neither warrant nor explanation, while peacefully protesting government corruption on...
Narges Mohammadi is an Iranian writer, journalist, human rights defender and Honorary Member of the Danish, Belgian, Norwegian and Swedish PEN centres. She is the former Vice-President and spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), co-winner of the 2013 Oxfam Novib / PEN...
Throughout the forty years rule of the current regime in the “Islamic Republic of Iran”, the peoples of the country have continuously been subjected to many kinds of oppressions and sever persecution, especially those who revolt as a result of the deteriorating political, social and...
PEN Català, in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute and Èter editorial services, is opening a call for applications to participate in a literary residency in Catalonia in April 2023, available to six young Catalan and Palestinian playwrights. Two years ago, PEN Català and the...
Translation in Motion is a RECIT's program that aims to enrich and intensify the flow of translated literature in contemporary Europe, and specifically between the Western Balkans countries and the EU member states.
The residencies offer EU translators working from or into the languages of the...
Get acquainted with some of the most interesting literary initiatives for young people on the European and international level.
Young people who think critically about their culture and cities, teams who include young people in their governing bodies, literary festivals organized by teenagers, secondary school students...
“Young people are in a moment of their lives full of decisions about their identity and their place into society. For this reason it's important to dialogue with them.” Gemma Rodríguez
On April 8th, took place the 8th Public Library and Social Cohesion Conference, organized by the Consorci...