Scottish PEN condemns the action brought against Andy Wightman MSP and calls for reform to adequately protect free expression & public interest reporting.
Iain Galbraith received an award by PEN America, but did not attend the ceremony in protest against President Trump’s travel ban. This is his letter.
James Kelman looks at the recent history of the Kurdish people’s oppression by Turkey and complicit European nations.
James Kelman argues that if we are to defend writers in exile, we should look at how people are also censored and marginalised inside the UK.
James Kelman argues that if we are to support Kurdish writers, we should demand proper media coverage and fully engage with their political cause.
A previously unpublished essay by James Kelman on the relationship between artists, the working class, and fighting injustice.
We’re commissioning writers to deliver creative workshops to marginalised communities around Scotland.
A found-words poem made in our Book Week Scotland workshop, which simulated censored conditions to raise awareness about silenced writers.
Marjorie Lotfi Gill explores what censorship means for her when writing about friends, family, and the Iranian Revolution.