Membership of PEN is open to all qualified writers, editors, and translators who subscribe to the aims of the International PEN charter, without regard to nationality, language, race, colour or religion. Non-writers may join as associate members. Associates are non-writer members who have all member privileges but are not able to vote.
Why join PEN
International PEN is the leading voice of literature worldwide. Members are united in a common concern for the craft of writing and a commitment to freedom of expression. It is a voice that speaks out for writers silenced in their own countries. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and invitations to a program of events with renowned Australian and international writers and activists.
To join Melbourne PEN
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If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please download the PEN membership form, complete it and post it with your cheque to the address on the form.