05 Jul

Words in times of conflict

19:00 — 20:00
Innerpeffray Library, Crieff

Philo Ikonya and Linda Cracknell, chaired by Drew Campbell

Kenyan exiled author Philo Ikonya discusses her personal journey and works with Scottish PEN Treasurer and author Linda Cracknell (Call of the Undertow). Linda’s radio drama, The Lamp (BBC Radio 4, 2011), set and recorded at Innerpeffray Library imagined the visit of a Kenyan librarian and drew on her work with Philo and experiences of Kenya. Audience members are invited to take part in a guided walk in the footsteps of the original library borrowers before the event.

Part of the 2014 Commonwealth Culture Programme.

A series of free evening literature events by Scottish PEN which unites Commonwealth and Scottish writers along the route of the Queens Baton Relay across Scotland. Every event will examine a movement in Commonwealth history and allow the authors to discuss their relative works. This project is supported by the 2014 Commonwealth Games Culture funding from Creative Scotland.