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10:30 — 11:30 The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas
‘No-one leaves home, unless home is the mouth of a shark’
Ghazi Hussein, Palestinian/Syrian refugee, now an award winning Scottish writer in conversation with journalist Jean Rafferty. An event that speaks to the greatest issue of our time – migration. There will also be readings from SPEN’s forthcoming anthology celebrating the 90th anniversary of Scottish PEN. “City of towers and turrets/City of my desire/I sought you as an immigrant bird/Full of yearning and a song on my lips” (from To Edinburgh by Ghazi Hussein). Chair: Liz Niven SPEN Writer-in-exile convener.