Under Construction

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

Under Construction

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

The PENning anthology is here!

We are delighted to get to share with you the PENning anthology I’M COMING WITH YOU, edited by the Writers in Exile committee, with a foreword by Jackie Kay. You can buy the anthology HERE on our website – and for 7 days only (ending on 21 April) you can get it for £2 off! Use […]

April 14, 2017

Jenni Calder: “Ninety Years of Scottish PEN”

Talk delivered at 90th anniversary symposium at the University of Glasgow in March 2017, by Jenni Calder, former President of Scottish PEN.

April 13, 2017