Declarations on Freedom for Writers and Readers – The Freedom to write and read.
Declaration on Freedom for Writers and Readers is an anthology of poetry and prose. This anthology explores freedom of expression. In fact, the year 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath. In the Declaration, the Scottish nobility appealed to the Pope to support the nation’s fight for freedom from ‘the rule of the English’. As a result, Scottish PEN and Scotland Street Press published this anthology. As well, the need to hear and understand each other is as urgent now as it ever was.
Scottish PEN conceived and realised this project. Scottish PEN has been campaigning for freedom of expression. This includes the free exchange of ideas. Because of this mission, Scottish PEN has been doing this across borders for nearly 100 years. As a result, they commissioned Scotland Street Press to publish this anthology.
The National wrote about Declarations on Freedom For Writers and Readers that, “In these difficult times, PEN said the need to hear and understand each other is as vital as it ever was. PEN International has been campaigning for freedom of expression for almost 100 years.” To read more, check out our Press Clippings page.
About the Authors
Declarations on Freedom for Writers and Readers includes many voices, featuring some of Scotland’s leading writers such as Karen Campbell, A C Clarke, Carl MacDougall, James Robertson and Chitra Ramaswami. As a result, the diversity of these authors spans from Scotland to southern Africa, from Myanmar to Mexico, from Ireland to India.