I just got word that PEN American Center has named a new Executive Director, Steven Isenberg. Contrary to my hopes, he doesn't seem to have a background conducive to dissenting instincts. I hope I'm mistaken. His bio, laudable to some, to me is scary. I'll post it on this blog when I have more time.
That said, let's hope he reaches out to the Petition,
and establishes a dialogue-- or at least answers legitimate questions about the organization he's now running.