Group photo of 2013 Womens Committee meeting, PEN International Congress, Reykjavik

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.

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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