Writers in Exile

The Writers in Exile committee puts together the biannual online journal PENning, with writing from people living in Scotland whose first language isn’t English, Scots or Gaelic alongside writing by Scottish PEN members.

PENning Magazine

PENning, the Writers in Exile Committee’s biannual online journal, presents work by Scottish PEN’s member-writers alongside writing from people living in Scotland who are from other parts of the world.

Latest news from this campaign

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

Big Lit Festival: Ghazi Hussein

Ghazi Hussein took part in Scottish PEN’s event at this year’s Big Lit Festival in Gatehouse of Fleet, a joint Writers in Exile/Writers at Risk event chaired by Liz Niven. After performing several of his poems, Ghazi talked to Jean Rafferty about his years of suffering, not just in Syria but also in Scotland, where racist attacks made his flat in Sighthill more a prison than a home.

May 5, 2017

The PENning anthology is here!

We are delighted to get to share with you the PENning anthology I’M COMING WITH YOU, edited by the Writers in Exile committee, with a foreword by Jackie Kay.

April 14, 2017
Portrait of Linda Cracknell by Phil Horey

Get PENning

Blog post from Linda Cracknell about PENning magazine from 22 Sept 2013.

September 22, 2013