PEN America Will Open an Office in Florida

PEN America intends to expand its presence in Florida amid growing book banning and other censorship efforts in the state, and has appointed ACLU veteran Katie Blankenship director of a new Florida office. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Will Open an Office in Florida

PEN America intends to expand its presence in Florida amid growing book banning and other censorship efforts in the state, and has appointed ACLU veteran Katie Blankenship director of a new Florida office. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America, Penguin Random House Sue Florida School District Over 'Unconstitutional' Book Bans

PEN officials called the suit a "first-of-its-kind challenge to unlawful censorship," bringing together concerned parents, authors, and a major publisher. "Censorship, in the form of book bans like those enacted by Escambia County, are a direct threat to democracy and our Constitutional rights,"... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America, PEN Center USA to Merge

PEN America and PEN Center USA, the East Coast and West Coast American branches of PEN International, will unite under the banner of PEN America, the nonprofits jointly announced on January 8. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WAWOG Protestors Disrupt PEN America Event with Mayim Bialik

Protesters from Writers Against the War on Gaza disrupted a PEN America event featuring actor and outspoken Israel supporter Mayim Bialik in Los Angeles on January 31. One protestor, author Randa Jarrar. was physically removed from the scene. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lauren Groff on Opening a Bookstore in Florida

Novelist Lauren Groff joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss the new independent bookstore she and her husband are planning in Gainesville, Florida. The Lynx, which Groff aims to open this spring, will feature banned books, an act of resistance in a state where more... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-01-11 09:04:26 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Documents 'Scarlet Letter' Effect of Book Bans

PEN America has released "a cumulative data summary" of nearly 6,000 book bans in public schools, finding that shared lists of targeted books by organized political groups have led to books and authors being targeted in multiple communities across the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Finds 33% Jump in School Book Bans

"Amid a growing climate of censorship, school book bans continue to spread through coordinated campaigns by a vocal minority of groups and individual actors and, increasingly, as a result of pressure from state legislation," the report finds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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US Copyright Office opens public comments on AI and content ownership

The US Copyright Office (USCO) wants your thoughts on generative AI and who can theoretically be declared to own its outputs. The technology has increasingly commanded the legal system’s attention, and as such office began seeking public comments on Wednesday about some of AI’s thorniest issues... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-08-31 17:02:25 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Documents Surge in ‘Educational Intimidation’ Bills

A new wave of legislation is leading to censorship in schools and libraries by creating a climate of fear and uncertainty for educators. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship

PEN America says it sees book publishing 'at a crossroads' in a new report warning of cancel culture, review-bombing, and book banning. The post Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-08-07 21:16:27 UTC ]
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PEN America and Penguin Random House Sue School District Over Book Bans

PEN America and publisher Penguin Random House filed a law suit today against a school district for book bans. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-05-17 16:28:56 UTC ]
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In a PEN America Lecture, Ta-Nehisi Coates Exercises Freedom to Write

MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award–winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about the war on books, the imbalance of power, and learning as liberation at the PEN America World Voices Festival on May 11. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Literary Award Winners: India’s Vinod Kumar Shukla Honored

The annual PEN America Literary Awards this year have included three career-achievement awards and 11 book awards. The post PEN America Literary Award Winners: India’s Vinod Kumar Shukla Honored appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-03-03 17:25:38 UTC ]
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Here are the winners of the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards.

Last night, the great pens of America convened at The Town Hall in NYC as Kal Penn presided over the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards. For those felled by late-winter viruses who desire to get a taste of proceedings, a recording is available here. Below are this year’s winners: PEN/Jean Stein... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-03-03 16:54:28 UTC ]
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2023 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists Announced

PEN America's Literary Award Finalists have been announced. They include books of by debut writers and well-known writers alike. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-02-16 18:42:50 UTC ]
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2023 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists

The 2023 PEN American Literary Award Longlists have been announced! This year’s awards will confer $350,000 to more than 100 writers. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-01-23 17:48:28 UTC ]
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PEN America Marks 100 Years

The literary advocacy and human rights organization marks the occasion with a museum exhibit, its first Congress of Writers in nearly a century, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Report Documents Massive Spike in Book Bans

The new report finds an astonishing 1,586 book bans and restrictions in 86 school districts across 26 states, targeting some 1,145 unique book titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Audible founder Don Katz to be honored by PEN America

The founder of Audible Inc., a leading force in the booming audiobook industry, will be honored in May at PEN America’s annual gala Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2022-02-18 15:03:22 UTC ]
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Springer Nature: Open Access Transformative Agreements in the Americas

The latest of the 17 national transformative agreements Springer Nature has announced are in Canada and Colombia. The post Springer Nature: Open Access Transformative Agreements in the Americas appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-02-08 16:07:39 UTC ]
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