PEN Canada makes it its business to work "on behalf of writers, at home and abroad, who have been forced into silence for writing the truth as they see it." It's only in the context of silencing that we can truly appreciate the value and meaning of our voices. At the non-profit's annual fall gala benefit, hosted by Ann-Marie McDonald late in October, some of the best and brightest writers working today loaned their voices to this worthy cause. Listen in to readings by Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, Azar Nafisi (author of Reading Lolita in Tehran), Miriam Toews, Wayson Choy and M.G. Vassanji.
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