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									                               P.E.N. PAKISTAN CENTRE

          A community of writers defending freedom of expression and building
                                    a literary culture

           P.E.N. Pakistan Centre was founded as a non-profit association in
          2002. Its mission is to promote a vital literary community in Pakistan;
           to arouse and maintain interest in the written word, and to advance
                                  freedom of expression.

                        APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP



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NAME _________________________________________________________

DATE OF BIRTH ________________________________________________

NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD # ___________________________________

ADDRESS ______________________________________________________

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APPLYING FOR: Full Membership Associate Membership

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                Shahrah-e-Roomi, Ferozepur Road, Lahore-54000, Pakistan
                Tel: 92-42-5885065, 5882913, 5837080 Fax: 92-42-5868525
                             E-mail: shbali@packages.com.pk
                              APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

FULL MEMBERSHIP in P.E.N. Pakistan Centre is open to:

Writers, journalists, editors, translators, and professionals, regardless of nationality, race,
       gender, or religion, who have accomplished a body of work of substantial literary
       and creative value in one or more of the following categories and who meet the
       criteria for those categories:
       FOR POETRY, FICTION, NON-FICTION, CRITICISM, ESSAY, OR TRANSLATION:
       Publication of at least one book or equivalent body of work, written solely by the
       applicant.

       FOR JOURNALISM: Publication of an extensive body of work in newspapers, magazines
       and news media.

       FOR PLAY, SCREENPLAY OR TELEPLAY: Production of one play written solely by
       applicant, or production of one feature screenplay or teleplay (original or adaptation), or
       three episodic television scripts.

       FOR EDITORIAL WORK: Editing by the applicant of at least three books.

       FOR PROFESSIONALS: Certain individuals who have made exceptional contributions to
       intellectual growth and creativity, and other professionals—such as publishers, literary
       agents and publicists, and booksellers—whose work ultimately benefits writers, and the
       literary community—
       may be eligible for membership.

                  BENEFITS OF FULL MEMBERSHIP – Annual Dues of Rs. 1,500
      Membership in P.E.N. Pakistan Centre and opportunity to attend Congresses;
      Voting rights;
      Invitations to P.E.N. special events, workshops, seminars, and readings;
      Participation on P.E.N. committees;
      Listing in and a copy of P.E.N.’s Member Directory;
      Involvement in P.E.N.’s Freedom-to-Write activities;
      Invitations to Members’ Only events;
      Copies of P.E.N. publications.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP IN P.E.N. Pakistan Centre is open to:

      Spouses of the Full Members who have interest in the activities of P.E.N. Pakistan
       Centre. Associate Members are non-voting members.



               BENEFITS OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – Annual Dues of Rs. 500

      Discounted admission to educational panels and seminars;
      Invitations to P.E.N. special events.
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        COMPLETION OF APPLICATION FOR FULL AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Please complete as fully as possible or attach a literary resume or Curriculum Vitae. You may
also send a sample of your work. Please sign the P.E.N. Charter on the back page of this
application. Dues are payable upon acceptance of the application by P.E.N.’s Membership
Committee.

FOR POETRY, FICTION, NONFICTION, CRITICISM, ESSAY, TRANSLATION, JOURNALISM--
please list title, publisher, year of publication, and genre of each published work. If candidate has
not published one book, please list publications in which stories, poems, or articles have
appeared, with each publication date.

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FOR PLAY, SCREENPLAY, OR TELEPLAY – Please list title and year written of each work, and
provide names, dates, and locations of producing theaters, film studios, or broadcast networks.

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FOR EDITORIAL WORK – Please list publishers, magazines, or other employers for whom you
have done editorial work and length of employment with each, as well as names of authors, titles,
etc., which you have edited.

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FOR PROFESSIONALS (other than writers and editors) – Please list substantial creative
activities, and work that promotes literature and benefits writers.

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Please list any additional information you feel might assist the Membership Committee in
processing your application.
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                                      THE P.E.N. CHARTER

The P.E.N. Charter is based on resolutions passed at its International Congresses and may be
summarized as affirming that:

1. Literature, national though it be in origin, knows no frontiers, and should remain common
   currency between nations in spite of political or international upheavals.
2. In all circumstances, and particularly in time of war, works of art, the patrimony of humanity at
   large, should be left untouched by national or political passion.
3. Members of P.E.N. should at all times use what influence they have in favor of good
   understanding and mutual respect between nations; they pledge themselves to do their
   utmost to dispel race, class and national hatreds, and to champion the ideal of one humanity
   living in peace in one world.
4. P.E.N. stands for the principle of unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and
   between all nations, and members pledge themselves to oppose any form of suppression of
   freedom of expression in the country and community to which they belong, as well as
   throughout the world wherever this is possible. P.E.N. declares for a free press and opposes
   arbitrary censorship in time of peace. It believes that the necessary advance of the world
   towards a more highly organized political and economic order renders a free criticism of
   governments, administrations and institutions imperative. And since freedom of expression
   implies voluntary restraint, members pledge themselves to oppose such evils of a free press
   as mendacious publication, deliberate falsehood and distortion of facts for political and
   personal ends.

    I hereby affirm that I have read the above P.E.N. Charter and subscribe to its principles.


    Signed ___________________________________________________________




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