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“We defend your right to publish anything you want, whether people understand it or not.”
–Katy Glenn Bass, deputy director of free expression programs at human rights organization PEN America

 Three articles in Creativity Is Risky feature PEN’s work.

To Award or not to Award: Satire at Heart of Free Speech Debate.

About Jokes and Who Gets Them: From Medieval France to Jon Stewart

Coming Back to Haunt You: The Writer’s Dilemma

Please click here for Sally’s work on PEN America’s site, to learn more about free speech issues or to make a donation to this worthy cause. PEN America is part of PEN International, a global organization working in more than 100 countries to protect press freedoms.

Literati Magazine is now publishing Sally O’Dowd’s reporting about PEN America. Please click here for a two-part series about PEN’s January 2017 free speech rally in New York.