We are excited to introduce our international guest writer for International Women’s Group Glasgow North Many Voices writing group – Sepideh Jodeyri will join the group led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill for their final event in November. Read on to find out more about Sepideh and what attracted to her Many Voices project.
Ghazi Hussein took part in Scottish PEN’s event at this year’s Big Lit Festival in Gatehouse of Fleet, a joint Writers in Exile/Writers at Risk event chaired by Liz Niven. After performing several of his poems, Ghazi talked to Jean Rafferty about his years of suffering, not just in Syria but also in Scotland, where racist attacks made his flat in Sighthill more a prison than a home.
‘At Charlie Hebdo we knew we were targeted. All my colleagues knew they were risking their lives. Before the massacre I never took events seriously, but after what happened to my colleagues I do. I must be careful – all those who defend freedom of speech have to be careful now.’