Words for the Silenced – The Event


MONDAY, 11 MARCH 2024 AT REGENT’S UNIVERSITY, LONDON BY SIMONE THEISS I. The Background: 1. Some of you might remember that my Amnesty Group Westminster Bayswater organised in 2019 together with “Exiled Writers Ink” an event at the Poetry Café in London. It was called “Words for the Silenced“. It focussed on four prisoners of [...]

Longing at a London Arts Centre


Our October 2023 Exiled Lit Cafe By Catherine Temma Davidson Tamara Henderson from the Camden Arts Centre website:https://camdenartcentre.org/ It was a rainy Thursday in the middle of October. If you believe in energy fields, you could say that the whole city of London was subdued, reverberating with the shock of the events in Israel and [...]

On the Frontline: Other Voices Project


by Jennifer Langer 3.8.2023 These are challenging times for Muslims, Jews and Black people with these groups on the front line confronting racism. Exiled Writers Ink has a key role to play in bringing together a diverse range of writers of Jewish, Muslim and Black backgrounds in the creative process. In the face of [...]

Cultural Dialogue Across Boundaries


by Omer Aksoy   26 June 2023 Here were five of us from the EWI group at a very interesting and transformative event, with lots of fun too. We dived into this fascinating art form, translation, a form that allows for the exchange of ideas and cultural expressions across borders. Last Wednesday, we had the [...]

Refugee Week 2023


The theme of this year’s Refugee Week was compassion. Compassion is sorely needed at a time when the UK Government has created an increasingly difficult situation for asylum seekers and refugees through its recent Nationality and Borders Act and is now intent on passing the Illegal Immigration Bill which will further erode human rights protection [...]

Exiled Writers Ink at the American Ambassador’s House


On October 26 Exiled Writers Ink was invited to join other poetry organisations in welcoming the American Youth Poet Laureate, Kara Jackson. Seven other organisations were invited, including Barbican Youth Poets, Apples & Snakes, Poetic Unity and Battersea Arts Centre. The Ambassador, Jane Hartley, welcomed the guests and spoke about her commitment to diversity in [...]

Reading at the Iraqi Cultural Café


by Catherine Davidson On October 28, EWI poetry cooperative member Dr. Anba Jawi and EWI board member Catherine Davidson were invited to host an evening highlighting their translation of witness poems from the 2019 uprising, Utopians of Tahrir Square. Students from the Regent’s University acting department came to read the poems in English. The English [...]



Members of Exiled Writers Ink, we are refugee and migrant writers who fled from our countries of origin because of oppression, persecution, war, imprisonment, torture and deprivation of freedom of speech. We are angry about the Government’s cruel plan to dump asylum seekers in Rwanda. Many of us were traumatised because of our experiences and [...]

Words And Worlds: Transformation And Creation


In March 2022, Exiled Writers Ink organised an exciting event hosted by Pen to Print: 'Women Writing Resistance through Poetry'  This article is by © Madeleine White, 2022 as originally published for write on Pentoprint.org A couple of nights ago, my 24-year-old daughter was sitting in a nightclub I’d frequented in the eighties, canoodling [...]

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