Freedom to Write Programs

PEN Center USA offers Freedom to Write programming, manifested in four channels of action: the FTW Advocacy Network, the Emerging Voices Fellowship, PEN in the Community, and the annual Literary Awards. Each of these programs pursues the goals of the essential Freedom to Write idea—to support writers' freedom of expression and to promote access to their writing globally.

Click below for more information on each Freedom to Write outreach channel: 



PEN Center USA's Freedom to Write programs are generously supported by the Herb Alpert Foundation, California Community Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Kayne Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and Jamie Rosenthal Wolf & David Wolf.


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