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Scottish PEN statement on the killing of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnírová

Here is our statement on the killing of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnírová in Slovakia

March 16, 2018

IWD 2018: A Shared Resistance

In honour of International Women’s Day 2018, here is a piece by Elizabeth Reeder, the chair of Scottish PEN’s Women Writers Committee about the need for a shared resistance against inequality, misogyny and violence.

March 8, 2018

Featured Member's Writing

Morelle Smith
Every Shade of Blue

John Renbourn was one of the original members of Pentangle, the innovative folk group formed in the late 1960s. After the group split up John continued touring, composing, recording and teaching right up until March 2015, when he was on tour with the legendary Wizz Jones.

In the mid-1990s, poet and travel writer Morelle Smith accompanied John Renbourn in his journeys across the USA and Europe, from the pale blue skies over San Francisco to the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea.

Written in planes, ferries, cafes and hotel rooms,Every Shade of Blue describes their travels together.

What's On


09 Mar

09:45 — 17:00

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Scottish PEN @ StAnza

11 Mar

18:30 — 19:00

Byre Theatre – Studio Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA