The Writers in Exile committee produces 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 is our biannual online journal, featuring writing from people living in Scotland whose first language isn’t English, Scots or Gaelic alongside writing by Scottish PEN members.
Find out more about PENning magazine and read the latest editions here.
Chair: Liz Niven
‘Even if it sometimes feels like a society telling us what to think and feel, the fact remains, everybody deserves the same opportunities to express themselves…irrespective of race, background, sexual orientation, where they live, or any other differences – real or imaginary’. – Kirsty Chapman, Reader member, Scottish PEN
The Scottish PEN Writers in Exile Committee is hoping to publish a special International issue of PENning magazine in Autumn 2021, featuring writers living and working in the African continent. We would like to invite Scottish PEN members to champion and seek PENning submissions from an African writer (resident outside Scotland).