Many Voices

Many Voices is our exciting new project working with six groups across Scotland. The aim of Many Voices is to amplify voices that are silenced and marginalised – not to speak on their behalf, but to empower them and provide a platform so their stories can reach a wider audience. Censorship isn’t just when a black pen erases words; censorship also exists when there are people whose voices aren’t heard in the first place.

To find out more about this campaign or see how you can take part, please contact Heini Huhtinen at heini@scottishpen.org.

We are enormously grateful to our funder Creative Scotland, without whose support this project would not be possible. Thank you!

Latest news and writing from Many Voices

Many Voices: In conversation with Meriem Timizar

To celebrate our Many Voices project, we are sharing stories from the individuals who took part in project and made it reality. Read what Meriem Timizar from International Women’s Group had to say about the joys of writing collectively and breaking down language barriers.

February 21, 2018

Many Voices: Stories of Journeys and Belonging

If you had leave home, what would you take with you? And what would you leave behind?

These were some of the questions International Women’s Group Glasgow North addressed during their Many Voices workshops with poet and founder of the Belonging Project, Marjorie Lotfi Gill.

February 16, 2018

Did ye? Aye.

As part of our 18-month Many Voices project, we partnered up with the charity Move On to run a series of writing workshops with their service users. Led by author Karen Campbell, the group embarked on a 5-week journey to explore different types of writing styles – and to determine the stories they wanted to share with the rest of the world.

January 18, 2018

Polmont Many Voices: What does it mean to be a hero?

“To be a hero you don’t have to be a genius like Einstein
You don’t need a halo or to be god’s sign
You don’t even have to go through life without committing a crime”

January 10, 2018