WiPC & ICORN 2021 - LAST CHANCE to register today and WiPC Chair elections candidatures

Dear friends,

As you all know, the next Writers in Prison Committee meeting will be held virtually, on May 20-22, in partnership with the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN).

Please find attached the list of centres attending the meeting and the actualized agenda.

For the elections, Ma Thida (PEN Myanmar) and Nadezda Azhgikhina (PEN Moscow) presented the candidatures for chairing the WiP Committee for the term 2021-2024:

Candidate for Chair of WiPC – Nadezhda Azhgikhina – May 2021

Candidate for Chair of WiPC – Dr Ma Thida – May 2021

Their biographies and motivation letters are attached, together with the nomination forms from three PEN centres each.

Please, make sure that you informed us about the one representative from your centre who will be the person for voting. That person will be given a link to vote on Thursday and elections will be open 24 hours during the meeting. Voting persons will receive instructions to vote in English, Spanish and French, and will be assisted for that purpose during the meeting, if necessary.

We hope you will join the three days we will meet for WiPC. To register, please click the following link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Remember that the registration deadline is May 15, 2021. No last-minute registration will be admitted.

For further details, please contact Congresses, Committees, and New Centres Coordinator Olha Mukha at Olha.Mukha@pen-international.org

With my best wishes,

Rose Mary Espinosa

Search Committee Chair

Olha Mukha

Chargée des Congrès, des Comités et des Centres / Encargada de Congresos, Comités y Centros / Congresses, Committees and New Centres Coordinator / PEN International|

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WiPC & ICORN 2021 - registered PEN Centr
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Dr Ma Thida - biography
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Dr Ma Thida - support letter - PEN Ameri
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Dr Ma Thida - support letter - PEN Sidne
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Dr Ma Thida - statement
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Dr Ma Thida - support letter - PEN Eston
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Nadezda Azhgikhina - biography
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Joint WiPC ICORN Online Meeting 2021 -
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Nadezda Azhgikhina - support letter - PE
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Nadezda Azhgikhina - support letter - PE
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Nadezda Azhgikhina - statement
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