PEN Center USA’s membership consists of over seven hundred published and produced writers—novelists, journalists, poets, translators, playwrights, screen- and television-writers, and writers from academia. It also comprises supporters, students, and booksellers who endorse our mission and wish to participate in our activities.
Voting is limited to our professional members, but all members share our commitment to the betterment of the literary community and advocacy for freedom of expression both internationally and domestically. The annual dues of membership, which vary by type, provide significant financial support that allows our members to carry out the work of PEN Center USA. Additionally, they grant a crucial endorsement that gives our center the authority to advocate on behalf of writers of every variety, wherever they are imperiled. For more info, contact email@example.com.
|PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP is open to professional writers, including poets, novelists, playwrights, journalists, editors, translators, academics, and writers for film and television, who have a professionally produced or published body of work. |
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|PATRON MEMBERSHIP is open to any person who supports PEN Center USA’s mission and outreach work. |
DISTINGUISHED PATRON MEMBERSHIP is open to any person who supports PEN Center USA’s mission and wishes to make an additional donation to our outreach programs. Distinguished Patron Membership dues cover a Patron Membership and a $150 donation, which helps sustain PEN Center USA’s outreach programming, including Freedom to Write and the annual Literary Awards, throughout the year.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP is open to any person able to prove current enrollment at an educational institution.
BOOKSELLER MEMBERSHIP is open to any person able to prove current employment at a bookstore. PEN Center USA recognizes the vital role of booksellers in a thriving literary community.
ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP is open to any group or organization who supports PEN Center USA’s mission and outreach work. The membership dues allow up to five members of the group or organization to receive Patron level benefits.