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22.10.2020V Regional Meeting of Central and Eastern European PEN Centers is taking place online

On October28-29 PEN Ukraine is organizing a number of public discussion panels within the frameworks of the V Regional Meeting of Central Eastern European PEN Centers. … read more

03.10.2019International PEN Congress in Manila adopted the resolution on the state of freedom of expression in Crimea

On the 2nd October  during the 85th PEN International Congress in Manila (the Philippines), the Assembly of Delegates united in one voice voted in favour of adopting the resolution on the state of freedom of expression in Crimea. … read more

09.09.2019Russia/Ukraine: Oleg Sentsov freed in prisoner swap

PEN International and PEN Ukraine welcome the release of prominent Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was freed on 7 September 2019 as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine. … read more

19.06.2019#FreeAseev: Statement of the Executive Board of PEN Ukraine

Over two years ago, in June 2017, a Ukrainian writer and journalist Stanislav Aseev was abducted in Donetsk on the temporarily occupied territory. Abductors – the so-called Ministry of State Security of the DPR – denied their involvement in this case, … read more

31.05.2019Two Crimean Solidarity women activists detained in Russian-occupied Crimea

Halya Coynash

Two Crimean Solidarity activists, both of them mothers with young children, were detained in occupied Crimea on 30 May, and held for many hours in the so-called Centre for countering ‘extremism’, … read more

28.05.2019First Crimean Tatar Anthology Released

Crimean Fig, dedicated to the Black Sea peninsula, features the stories, essays, and poetry of 33 authors.
The first Ukrainian Crimean Tatar anthology, “Crimean Fig,” was presented at the Book Arsenal Festival in Kyiv, … read more

28.05.2019Ukrainian Author Wins EU Literature Prize

For the first time, the European Union Prize for Literature was awarded to a Ukrainian author, Lviv writer Halya Shyyan.
“When you receive such an award, … read more

15.05.2019Statement of Executive Board of PEN Ukraine regarding pressure against Bulgarian writer Svetoslav Nahum

the Headship of Bulgarian PEN Center
Union of Bulgarian Writers
Dear Colleagues,
We are upset to find out facts about institutional pressure from the Union of Bulgarian Writers towards Svetoslav Nahum, … read more

21.02.2019Conditions of Participation in Kharkiv Literary Residency in 2019

On February 22, PEN Ukraine and Kharkiv Regional State Administration announced open call for applications for participation in the Kharkiv Literary Residency–2019.
In 2019, four monthly Kharkiv literary residencies are planned, … read more

18.01.2019Ukraine to participate in the European Union Prize for Literature for the first time

This year is the first time Ukraine is invited to participate in procedure of awarding the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL). In the short run, … read more

17.12.2018Andrii Kurkov – PEN Ukraine’s New President

Such decision has been reached by members of PEN Ukraine during General report and election meeting. According to the Statute of PEN Ukraine, Andrii Kurkov will be the chairman of the organisation for the following 2 years.  … read more