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Women Writers

The Women Writers committee leads the organisation of two annual events, a symposium for International Women’s Day and a lecture in memory of Naomi Mitchison.

Call for new member: Join the Women Writers Committee

The Scottish PEN Women Writers Committee is seeking a new member. The committee currently leads the organisation of two annual events, a symposium for International Women’s Day and a lecture in memory of Naomi Mitchison. The committee plans to launch new activity in the coming months and would be eager to hear from members who enjoy exploring ideas and working creatively.

You can read a blog reflecting on the committee’s last event, ‘Each for Equal’ here. If you would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact Committee Chair, Emma Doherty.

Please note that committee members must be current members of Scottish PEN. You can join us here.

Committee members

Current members of our Women Writers Committee are:

“All my experience as a woman of Scottish background leads me to believe that the principles of PEN are especially natural to the Scottish character, with its independent-mindedness, its will to sincerity in public affairs, its sense of our being unquestionably born free.” – The late Muriel Spark, honorary member of Scottish PEN

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