Playwright Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford: Censorship & Violent Threats in Brazil

PEN centres based in the UK have urged the Foreign Secretary to call on the Brazilian government to ensure The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford can be performed in Brazil free from threats of violence and censorship.

September 12, 2018

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

Vacancy: Finance & Admin Worker

Scottish PEN is seeking an experienced finance and administration worker to support its busy staff team for 7 hours per week.

May 23, 2018

Free Liu Xia

This blogpost, written by Jane Archer, joins the international call for the release of Liu Xia from house arrest in China.

May 16, 2018

Writing in the Margins

March 29, 2018

Recipe for a Good Storm

March 23, 2018

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