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Scottish PEN statement on visa refusals for writers at EIBF

Here is the Scottish PEN statement on the refusal of over a dozen visa applications for writers scheduled to speak at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

August 9, 2018

Liu Xia has been released

Scottish PEN welcomes the release of Liu Xia and calls on China to release all imprisoned writers and protect free expression.

July 11, 2018

Defamation reform should not be delayed

Find out who signed our letter to the First Minister calling on her to prioritise defamation reform in the upcoming Programme for Government.

July 3, 2018

Featured Member's Writing

Mary McCabe
Stirring the Dust

Enveloping the Highland Clearances, Catholicism in NE Scotland, nineteenth century coal mines, camp followers in the Curragh of Kildare, life on board emigration ships, rural and tenemental living conditions in the 1800s – more than a family history Stirring the Dust is a superbly well-written narrative of modern Scotland that will resonate with many readers.

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EIBF: Meet Scottish PEN

17 Aug

10:00 — 12:00

The Bookshop on George Street,

The Battle for Peace

21 Aug

20:00 — 22:00

Lighthouse: Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB.