Tag: Liu Xiaobo

Marking a day that shouldn’t need to exist

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer shouldn’t need to exist because writers should be free to express themselves free from the threats of censorship, imprisonment or violence. Nik Williams marks the day with a call to action to protect writers across the globe.

November 15, 2018

Liu Xia has been released

Scottish PEN welcomes the release of Liu Xia and calls on China to release all imprisoned writers and protect free expression.

July 11, 2018

Free Liu Xia

This blogpost, written by Jane Archer, joins the international call for the release of Liu Xia from house arrest in China.

May 16, 2018

A poem from Liu Xiaobo to Liu Xia in 1997

A poem written by the late Liu Xiaobo, a poet, critic and Nobel Prize laureate who campaigned for democratic reform in China, to his wife Liu Xia, also a poet, whose situation in China continues to be precarious.

September 8, 2017

Remembering Liu Xiaobo

Scottish PEN members, the executive board, the staff and writers across Scotland come together to remember the courage, bravery and humanity of Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo

July 20, 2017

Edinburgh Makar Successfully Released on International Day of the Imprisoned Writer

  Jean Rafferty and Drew Campbell drove through from Glasgow last week on the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer. Their first stop was at the Festival Theatre – who had very kindly agreed to lend us  a large and heavy metal cage. This was loaded into the van, assisted by muscle power from other PEN […]

November 21, 2011

Scottish Writers Cage Edinburgh Makar

    Tuesday November 15th marks the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer. PEN international, the global movement of writers, will use this important day to highlight cases of writers who resist repression of the basic human right to freedom of expression, and stand up to attacks made against them and their communities. The international PEN […]

November 10, 2011