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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One of the oldest and most successful strategies carried out by the Imprisoned Writer Committee has been the incorporation of imprisoned or persecuted writers as honorary members by the different local centres. This method pays special attention to specific cases and is also useful for both members of the PEN centre that are in charge of such cases, as well as moral support for imprisoned writers. There are several factors that are taken into account when it comes to choosing the writer. In general, there is an attempt to prevent choosing people that have already been chosen by other centres. The relationship between the hosting PEN centre’s respective country and the sponsored writer is also taken into account as well as taking advantage of the Imprisoned Writer Committee members’ experience and knowledge that can be particularly helpful in certain cases.
(Equatorial Guinea, 1977)
(New York, 1965 - Moscow, 2006)