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