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Scottish Writers' Centre
Scottish PEN: Writers for Peace

Tue 3 July 2018

A Reading by Donal McLaughlin and Tracy Patrick.

Peace is difficult, peace is a trial. It’s easy to provoke conflict but to make peace - to compromise, to remember that the ends don’t justify the means and that violence is never the answer - takes courage and resistance to tyranny.

The newly reconstituted Scottish PEN Writers for Peace committee presents its inaugural reading at the Scottish Writers Centre with readings on the theme of peace by two writers based in the West of Scotland.

Donal McLaughlin
Derry-born Donal McLaughlin has published two collections of stories: "an allergic reaction to national anthems & other stories" (Argyll 2009) and "beheading the virgin mary & other stories" (Dalkey Archive 2014). He is also a translator and was shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award 2013 (USA). He was awarded the Max Geilinger Prize (Switzerland) in 2015.

Tracy Patrick
Tracy is a writer and performer from Paisley. Her poetry pamphlet is titled Wild Eye Fire Eye. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, and is currently working on a second poetry collection on the theme of art and the First World War.

The event is co-ordinated by David Manderson of Scottish PEN and the University of the West of Scotland.