Since its foundation in 2000, Exiled Writers Ink has worked on many projects designed to support the work of exiled writers, refugees, and migrants. Our work comprises
creative writing workshops, training, live literature performance events, theatre, mentoring, translation, publications, symposia, poetry competitions, and roadshows.
Our theatre projects have included productions in partnership, performed in the UK and in Poland, Italy, and Bosnia.
- To provide support to exiled writers, refugees, and migrants through publishing opportunities, other creative employment, performance experience, and access to workshops and editorial feedback from qualified tutors and professional writers
- To provide dislocated writers with a community of writers in the attempt to lessen the sense of isolation and trauma of exile and displacement.
- To increase the representation and visibility of refugee and migrant writers and their work in the mainstream literary world where their voices have been insufficiently heard.
- To provide a platform for those who have experienced life under repressive regimes and war-torn situations to speak out, act as witnesses and protest against and raise awareness of the abuse of human rights worldwide.
- To encourage cross-cultural dialogue and to bring conflicted groups together to explore individual narratives, culture, memory, fears, and experience through discussion, creative writing workshops, and performance events that provide insight into the complexity of identity and enable us to resist hostile narratives.
- To ensure that artists of refugee and migrant backgrounds receive fair payment and due credit for their creative work by external organizations.