Women Writers

The Women Writers committee puts on two regular annual events, a symposium for International Women’s Day and a lecture in memory of Naomi Mitchison.

Latest news from this campaign

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

History, Power & Resistance: Why we cannot forget the legacy of the suffragette movement

This blogpost has been written by Elizabeth Reeder, the chair of the Women Writer’s Committee on the ever-present need for resistance, and how we can be inspired by the brave acts of suffragettes.

February 6, 2018

PEN International Congress: Reclaiming Truth In Times of Propaganda

Scottish PEN president, Carl MacDougall shares his thoughts from PEN International’s Congress held in Lviv, Ukraine

October 31, 2017

Freedom of expression at the Edinburgh Art Festival

The Edinburgh Art Festival starts today, so we’re offering our pick of events that amplify marginalised voices and explore free speech in the digital age.

July 28, 2016

What's On

RESISTANCE

09 Mar

09:45 — 17:00

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