End of September 2010 the 76th Congress of International PEN will take place in Tokyo.
Among many other aspects, this will be the occasion for electing a new International Secretary, the International Treasurer and 4 Members at Large of the International Board, as well as the Chair of the Writers for Peace Committee.
There is also a proposal for the election to International Vice President (for services to PEN) of Eugene Schoulgin, who will not run again for International Secretary.
Antonio Della Rocca, Vice President of Trieste PEN Centre, will be a Delegate to the Congress and is candidate to a post in the Board.
He has decided to exploit the resources of Internet and to put at disposal of all PEN Centres - and in particular of the Centres that will not attend the Congress - a short video with a short speech about some aspects of his candidature, in order to allow the Centres which will vote via postal ballots the possibility of having an almost direct contact with a candidate.