“The world is full of stories we need to hear”

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.

In this episode Jenni Calder looks back on 90 years of Scottish PEN and the role it has played defending writers under threat both in Scotland and across the globe. Many Voices writers Sarah Short and Eric Ngalle Charles discuss making space for more stories, reflect on their experience working with young people at HMYOI Polmont, and share some of the exciting work that came out of this project, partnered with Fife College working at the prison.

Jenni Calder is an author, Scottish literary historian, and former President of Scottish PEN.

Sarah Short is a Glasgow based artist, specializing in writing for performance.

Eric Ngalle Charles is a poet, dramatist and novelist and a former Cameroon refugee.

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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