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Follow us on Twitter at @ScottishPEN and Facebook to get the latest information. To get a feel for what sort of events we’re involved with, take a look at our past events in our archive!


Join Man Booker Prize winner James Kelman and other prominent Scottish writers at the Scottish Poetry Library

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Ragip Zarakolu, picture by Jean Rafferty

Tuesday, 15th November @ 18:00
Scottish Poetry Library

Remembering the dissenting voices imprisoned during Turkey’s crackdown on free speech.

We will be performing readings by and about imprisoned Turkish writers to mark President Erdogan’s crackdown on dissent after July’s coup. The pieces will be read by James Kelman, Bashabi Fraser, Regi Claire, and Marjorie Lotfi Gill, followed by an open mic slot for the audience. To sign up to read, please email Jean Rafferty at jeanrafferty.fireopal@btopenworld.com with ‘Turkey’ as the subject line.

 

 


Tuesday, 15th November @ 19:00scottish-pen
The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Support Writers and Publishers Imprisoned in Turkey

Find out more – come to hear the facts about the arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of writers and the closure of magazines and newspapers by Turkey’s increasingly anti-democratic authorities.

PLUS open mic readings, and special guests Sheena Blackhall, Wayne Price, John Mackie, Stuart Campbell