Scottish PEN is a centre of PEN International and not-for-profit organisation that champions freedom of expression and literature across borders.
We are a membership organisation and work with a range of writers, campaigners, activists and communities across Scotland and around the world.
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All members of Scottish PEN subscribe to the PEN Charter.
When Rachel Roanoke sees Hal Fremont across a diner counter, she claims him as her own. Their first date takes place in the registry office, and they set out for the small, suspicious town Hal calls home.
There, in the crumbling hallway of that mock-antebellum house, Rachel and Hal consummate their marriage and start to build their rambunctious brood.
Against their parents’ ill-starred fairytale romance, the Fremont children fight for their territory within the shifting, bitter bonds of family. In this tale of prejudice, identity and desire, Fremont becomes a map of survival.
PENning, the Writers in Exile Committee’s biannual online journal, presents work by Scottish PEN’s member-writers alongside writing from people living in Scotland who are from other parts of the world.