Welcome to PEN Perth.
PEN is a non-profit network that seeks to protect the rights of writers and work to safeguard freedom of expression. We are involved in letter writing campaigns for writers who are in prison; we host debates on a variety of topics; we run events about writing itself. If you want to find out more please visit PEN International and PEN Sydney.
At present, a group of West Australian writers are re-opening the Perth branch of PEN with the aim of being aligned with PEN Melbourne, which is based at the Wheeler Centre. Perth was previously home to an active and dedicated group, and, in the coming months, we will put on a program of events and activities. If you wish to stay connected to PEN Perth, please add your details below.
Australian Short Story Festival
The Australian Short Story Festival is an annual festival celebrating short stories in written as well as spoken form.
The festival is held on a rotating basis between the cities of Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.