Our projects see Make Space in action in our communities of writers, readers, publishers, and the general public. Through workshops, events, discussions, residencies, and more, we’re making things happen to celebrate the voices of brilliant writers, interrogate prejudice, and generate empathy and understanding in civil society. Click through some of our featured projects to find out more.

Refugee Hosts

PEN International are official partners on the  Refugee Hosts project. This AHRC-ESRC funded PaCCS project supported through the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund, aims to improveMore
ICORN & PEN in Partnership

The International City of Refuge Network (ICORN) has long been one of PEN International's most important partners. ICORN is an independent organisation ofMore
FreeTheWord – live literary events

FreeThe Word is PEN International's live literary event series, taking place in our centres all around the world, as well as at festivals, book fairs,More
Talking Doorsteps

PEN International is partnering with Roundhouse London on the 2016 - 2017 Talking Doorsteps project, which works withMore
‘Make Space’ in bookshops and libraries

Our Make Space campaign features some of the world's most interesting, exciting writers. We've been reading award-winning poetry; genre-bending fiction; and sharp, witty, tightly-written memoirs whilstMore