Declaration on Freedom for Writers and Readers is an anthology of poetry and prose exploring freedom of expression. The year 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath in which the Scottish nobility appealed to the Pope to support the nation's fight for freedom from 'the rule of the English'. The need to hear and understand each other is as urgent now as it ever was.
This project was conceived and realised by Scottish PEN which, for nearly 100 years, has been campaigning for freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas across borders.
Declarations includes many voices, featuring some of Scotland's leading writers such as Karen Campbell, A C Clarke, Carl MacDougall, and James Robertson, as well as writers from overseas.
About the Author: Chris Wright is from Bangor, Northern Ireland. His short fiction has appeared in The Honest Ulsterman, The Cormorant, Parentheses International Literary Arts Journal, The Wellington Street Review, The Fiction Pool, and many more. His CNF has appeared on Pendemic.ie--and is to be preserved in the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD Library in Dublin--and Writing.ie. In 2020, he was longlisted for the Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year, named runner-up in The Mairtín Crawford Award, and his work featured in several print anthologies, such as Declarations on Freedom--commissioned to celebrate 700 years since the Declaration of Arbroath--A Girl's Guide to Fly Fishing: Reflex Fiction Volume Three, The Bramley: Volume Two, and Fantastical Stories: The WRITE Festival Short Story Anthology 2020.