Spring 2023 Admissions Application - ONLINE
The admissions deadline for this program has passed and capacity has been reached. Students may still apply to join the waitlist and we will continue to send admissions decisions on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email institute@pen.org.
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First Name *
Last Name *
Which sessions are you planning to attend? (Please select all that apply)

Reminder: Student registrants may attend as many of the four sessions as they would like, however, full attendance and participation are required to receive a certificate of professional achievement from PEN America and Brooklyn Public Library. Those who earn a certificate will be invited to join a cohort of “Freedom to Read Ambassadors” to lead future advocacy opportunities against book bans and educational censorship.
Current Academic Year: *
Date of Birth *
Home Address *
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Current School Name (as of February 2, 2023) *
Gender Identity *
Preferred Pronouns (Please select all that apply) *
Race/Ethnicity (Please select all that apply) *
Why are you interested in learning about free expression, fighting book bans, and defending the freedom to read? (150 words max)
How did you find out about this Institute?
Do you have any accessibility requirements? These may include enlarged text, ASL translators or other forms of assistance. *
Would you like to be opt-in to periodic emails about other student programs and opportunities at PEN America? *
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Student Electronic Signature *
Thank you for applying to the Freedom to Read Advocacy Institute!
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to write us at institute@pen.org. We look forward to reading your application.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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