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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Sakharov Days in Yerevan

Through the joint initiative of the Friedrich Neumann Foundation and PEN Armenia, a series of events called Sakharov Days was held in Yerevan.

Bibliotherapy – a three-day offsite event and workshop

PEN members as well as invited researchers, librarians, social workers, psychologists came together in the framework of our Bibliotherapy project ...

Not Frequently Asked Questions

Not Frequently Asked Questions is a joint initiative of PEN Armenia, Boon TV and the Restart Foundation

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.