PEN International is a worldwide association of writers, founded in London in 1921 to promote literature and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere.

Other goals included: to emphasise the role of literature in the development of mutual understanding and world culture; to fight for freedom of expression; and to act as a powerful voice on behalf of writers harassed, imprisoned and sometimes killed for their views.

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Obituary: Anna Hakobyan

Former President of PEN Armenia Anna Hakobyan passed away.

Annual Meeting 2022

Post/War: What to do? 27 project ideas were developed for policies in 4 main areas.

Writers for Peace Committee Off-Site Meeting

Bled Manifesto of the Writers for Peace

PEN Armenia Improves its Capacity in e-Publishing

Digitization and electronic publishing capacity building workshop took place

PEN International Women’s Manifesto

Annual Meeting 2021

Several key committees of PEN Armenia were formed as a result of ground-breaking annual meeting..



PEN International began in London, UK, in 1921, and became one of the world’s first NGOs.

The PEN Charter

I Have Nothing to Fear Because My Attitude Comes from the Charter

An interview with Anna Hakobyan, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Armenian Center