The annual PEN Congress offers an opportunity for the entire PEN community to gather and speak about our work. Officially, it is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the international office of PEN; its importance extends far beyond this function. The Congress helps us strengthen our networks and connections; reinforce and refine our core principles through discussion, debate and pass resolutions; exchange experiences and ideas; celebrate writing in all its forms; and simply catch up with old and new friends and colleagues.
For 2019, Pen International Congress was held in Philippine from September 30-October 04.
The representative of Pen Cambodia Yorn Young participated the annual congress for the first time after he was elected to be the president.
He sang two song for a program called Free the Words at Cultural Center of Philippine on October 02. There were many performers from different countries to share their poem, song, other arts skill.