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The Right to Write: Scottish PEN at 90

Saturday 9 December @ 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

Over the last 90 years, Scottish PEN has defended the rights of writers in Scotland and around the world to express themselves free from the threat of violence or censorship.

They will be celebrating this anniversary and Human Rights Day with a unique event at the Scottish Poetry Library featuring a keynote address from David Pratt, the foreign correspondent of The Herald, who will share his experiences around the world documenting conflict, social movements and the shifting narratives of the modern world. The event will also feature readings from leading writers based in Scotland.

With the rise of right-wing populism, the proliferation of propaganda and false information, the continued refugee crisis in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, the demonisation of immigration and the constant threats directed at writers and journalists, what does the right to free expression mean and what does that mean for our future?

Join them at the Scottish Poetry Library as we attempt to answer these questions.

Event Details

Event

Date:
9 December @ 6:00 pm
Cost: Free

Organizer

Scottish Pen

Venue

Scottish Poetry Library
Phone:
+44 (0)131 557 2876
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5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT United Kingdom

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