New President for Sydney PEN

As of a few hours ago I am the newly elected President of Sydney PEN. I am honoured to hold this position and hope I can do justice to my colleagues on the incoming Management Committee (who will be listed on the organisation’s website in the next day or two), and also to the aims of this prestigious international organisation, which works to uphold the freedom to write and the freedom to read around the world.

Any budding philanthropists interested in supporting our development of a web 2.0 presence and online community for the work of Sydney PEN, particularly so we can make more convenient the ways in which people can protest the detention of writers around the world – for example, aroundĀ 40 writers areĀ imprisoned in China as I write this – please don’t hesitate to contact me here.

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