What PEN can do for you

Join PEN SA to become part of a local community that is linked to an international network of writers, editors, translators and readers in more than 100 countries. Join this community to help defend free expression, support fellow writers that are facing prosecution and help to promote literary culture and translation rights in South Africa.

PEN SA sends its members a regular newsletter containing information on freedom of expression issues and literary news and will help to promote its members’ latest publications, book tours and news on social media.

This website will share updates on PEN’s policy and advocacy work, literary news and interviews, the latest publications by PEN SA members and resources for writers.