PEN Podcasts

 The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)  has two representatives who liaise with PEN International.

Dana Wensley is the Freedom of Speech spokesperson for PEN International in New Zealand. She is Nelson-based and delivers a regular 5-minute podcast on her local radio station FRESH FM. We thank Dana for producing these programmes and FRESH FM for making them available to us for our website. Freedom of Speech is a basic human right.

Please listen for more information on international issues around freedom of speech around the world.

PEN Podcast 8 April 2017

PEN Podcast 17 June 2017

PEN Podcast 26 August 2017

PEN Podcast 9 September 2017

PEN Podcast 23 September 2017

PEN Podcast 21 October 2017

PEN Podcast 4 November 2017


The PEN Pod By PEN America


From PEN America
As an organization that’s all about the literary community, PEN America knows that the current health crisis is hitting our Members and friends particularly hard.
Check out PEN America’s new podcast, “The PEN Pod,” featuring conversations with writers like PEN America President Jennifer Egan, PEN/Jean Stein Book Award winner Yiyun Li, and former PEN President Andrew Solomon, whose takes on our current moment are providing us with both comfort and insight.

This limited-run podcast, “The PEN Pod,” is meant to provide regular updates and conversations about literature and free expression, and provide an outlet for our in-person events that have been postponed or canceled.Join the conversation online at and on our social channels @PENAmerica. Thanks for tuning in.

NZ Society of Authors te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc started as Pen NZ in 1934 and is still affiliated to the International PEN organisation.
PEN supports freedom of speech and supports writers and journalists around the world who are imprisoned and harassed for writing. PEN also decries fake news and supports journalistic excellence and truth.