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International Women’s Day Event

Join the Scottish PEN Women Writers Committee as we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2022.

February 15, 2022

Join the Scottish PEN Women Writers Committee as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.

About this event

This free event will take place via Zoom at 8.00pm on Tuesday 8th March and will feature readings by:

Noon Salah Eldin

Aberdeen poet, spoken word artist, and activist, from Sudan, using spoken word to advocate for women and human rights

Marjorie Lotfi

Poet, performer, founded and runs Open Book, a community reading group organisation, and Chair of Trustees for the Wigtown Book Festival

Hannah Lavery

Award winning poet, playwright, director and workshop facilitator and appointed Edinburgh Makar in September 2021

The event aims to create a warm and welcoming space for women writers to build new connections and share their work. Tickets for the event can be reserved at the link below and Zoom joining details will be circulated in advance. We look forward to welcoming you along on the night!

Book a free place via Eventbrite.


About the Women Writers Committee

The Scottish PEN Women Writers Committee is chaired by Ruth Aylett, a Trustee on the Board of Scottish PEN, and Scottish PEN members including Leila Aboulela, Rachel Plummer and Keira Brown. The Committee leads the organisation of two annual events, a symposium for International Women’s Day and a lecture in memory of Naomi Mitchison.

Scottish PEN subscribes to the principles outlined in the PEN International Women’s Manifesto, which outlines women’s rights to have free speech, freedom from violence, access to education, the right to roam physically, socially and intellectually, and equality and parity before the law and in pay. The full manifesto can be read here.

If you are interested in joining our Women Writers Committee, please email info@scottishpen.org to find out more.

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