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 [...]

2024-05-13T11:17:30+00:000 Comments

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 [...]

2023-08-10T13:25:38+00:000 Comments

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 [...]

2022-11-03T13:43:14+00:000 Comments

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 [...]

2022-11-03T13:34:13+00:000 Comments


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 [...]

2022-06-20T13:01:36+00:000 Comments

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 [...]

2022-04-29T08:39:07+00:000 Comments

Karim Haidari, journalist

Karim Haidari, who had been working as a BBC journalist in Afghanistan, and who recently fled to the UK, told his story for the BBC Radio 4 Programme 'From Our Own Correspondent'. It was also selected for Radio 4's 'Pick of the Week' programme. He has given Exiled Writers Ink permission to include it as [...]

2021-10-14T13:19:48+00:000 Comments

Jennifer Langer’s Blog 

On 21st August 2021 I receive an e-mail from an Afghan writer who had previously lived in Britain and has been working as a journalist in Afghanistan and needs to return to Britain. I had innocently asked him whether he and his family were back here and receive a response which is concerning ‘Tried once [...]

2021-09-02T15:59:09+00:000 Comments

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