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

Obituary: Janet Paisley

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Janet Paisley. Here is an obituary authored by Liz Niven, the chair of the Writers In Exile Committee

November 15, 2018
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

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

What's On

RESISTANCE

09 Mar

09:45 — 17:00

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