Friday, January 15, 2010

Mourning for Georges Anglade in Haiti

International Pen Kurdish sector in United State condolences Pen In Haiti for loss of Georges Nngelade.
I have just learn from International Pen networking that Georges Anglade and his wife Mireille Neptune have been killed in the earth quake in Haiti . Georges was the founding President of PEN Haïti and a member of the Board of Quebec-PEN, a wonderful writer, a courageous man who had stood up to the enemies of free expression. His friend and colegues in Pen said that he had an amazing spirit and enthusiasm which drove him to continue to stand up and speak out for literature and freedom. He was a force of nature.

soraya fallah
Chair of Kurdish International Pen- -North America

Here is the letter from Haiti pen

14 January 2010

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Georges Anglade and his wife Mireille Neptune, have been killed in the earth quake in Haiti.

We are awaiting news of the other members of Haitian PEN and will of course ensure that we keep you up dated.

In the only too short time we had to get to know Georges and Mireille, they had become an essential part of our PEN family. Georges’ strength and leadership in establishing a PEN Centre in Haiti was an inspiration to us all and his warmth and generosity made him a great friend.

We will be discussing ways of celebrating their lives and work and would welcome thoughts from you as to how best to do so. If you would like to send us your own personal memories of Georges to post on the International PEN website we would be pleased to do so.

With our warmest wishes at this sad time,

John Ralston Saul Eugene Schoulgin Caroline McCormick

President International Secretary Executive Director

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