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We are currently in the process of building a beautiful new website, and so will be taking a little longer than usual to update our online content.

December 9, 2016

Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernández – two of Mexico’s bravest journalists are in the UK to talk about the risks of speaking truth to power

Censored writer Lydia Cacho is visiting the UK to promote a collection of Mexican journalism.

May 19, 2017

Big Lit Festival: Ghazi Hussein

Ghazi Hussein took part in Scottish PEN’s event at this year’s Big Lit Festival in Gatehouse of Fleet, a joint Writers in Exile/Writers at Risk event chaired by Liz Niven. After performing several of his poems, Ghazi talked to Jean Rafferty about his years of suffering, not just in Syria but also in Scotland, where racist attacks made his flat in Sighthill more a prison than a home.

May 5, 2017

We’re hiring! Project Coordinator (fixed term, part-time)

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to work on Scottish PEN’s 90th anniversary travelling exhibition, which highlights the history of Scottish writers promoting freedom of expression and international understanding.

April 26, 2017

Featured Member's Writing

Linda Cracknell
Doubling Back by Linda Cracknell

Doubling Back is a fascinating and moving account of walking in the footsteps of others. In 1952 Linda Cracknell’s father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. Fifty years later Linda retraces that fateful journey, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales takes its theme from that […]

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Chrys Salt and Brian Johnstone in The Fields of War

23 May

19:30 — 21:30

Fringe HQ, Art Village, Unit 12, Shawlands Shopping Centre, Glasgow