Journeys Big and Small

The Many Voices podcast by Scottish PEN brings into focus voices that are often marginalised or silenced. In each podcast, we’ll hear discussions between writers involved in our Many Voices outreach project, readings, and a featured interview with a Scottish PEN member about the year-round work we do.

Today we catch up with poets Marjorie Lotfi Gill and Sepideh Jodeyri, who worked with International Women’s Group Glasgow North as part of the Many Voices project. Marjorie and Sepideh discuss leaving home, writing in exile, and the journeys we all share. We also hear from Elizabeth Reeder, who talks about the work of Scottish PEN Women Writers’ committee and the importance of making women’s writing more visible in the world.

Marjorie Lotfi Gill is an Edinburgh-based poet and founder of Open Book & Belonging Project.

Sepideh Jodeyri is an Iranian poet, literary critic, translator and journalist. After her works were banned in Iran, Jodeyri left the country and currently lives in Washington, DC, the United States.

Elizabeth Reeder writes novels, essays, and stories. She also teaches Creative Writing at University of Glasgow.

The podcast is hosted by Sasha De-Buyl Pisco and produced by Colin Fraser. Many Voices is funded by Creative Scotland.

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