Tag: PEN International

From Perth to Pune

Scottish PEN travelled to Pune in September for the 84th PEN International Congress. This is a report of the event written by Scottish PEN trustee, Jane Archer.

November 30, 2018

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

PEN International Congress: Reclaiming Truth In Times of Propaganda

Scottish PEN president, Carl MacDougall shares his thoughts from PEN International’s Congress held in Lviv, Ukraine

October 31, 2017

Jenni Calder: “Ninety Years of Scottish PEN”

Talk delivered at 90th anniversary symposium at the University of Glasgow in March 2017, by Jenni Calder, former President of Scottish PEN.

April 13, 2017

82nd International PEN Congress: A report from Carl MacDougall

Scottish PEN’s president recounts stories about freedom of expression that we heard at PEN International’s annual conference.

November 17, 2016

Letter to David Cameron on Raif Badawi

On the fourth anniversary of his imprisonment, we call on the UK government to do more to secure Raif Badawi’s release.

June 17, 2016

Investigatory Powers Bill – Written Evidence

As an organisation charged with representing writers to ensure the fundamental freedoms to write, read and share thoughts, there are a number of aspects of the Investigatory Powers Bill that could threaten these freedoms were they to be made into law.

March 23, 2016

“Are we still Charlie?” Film

“Are we still Charlie?” 20th Feb 2015 Summerhall TV filmed our event at Summerhall in February, originally posted here. You can see pictures from the event on our Events page, and read a collection of Tweets from the event here on our blog.

March 10, 2015
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Interviews – “Women on the Edge”

Women on the Edge – International Women’s Day 2015 Over the course of this event, we conducted interviews with the participating writers, which you can listen to below. You can read further interviews with Cynthia Rogerson, Linda Cracknell and Elizabeth Reeder on our blog, as well as an introduction to the event, written by co-organiser […]

March 9, 2015