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RLS Day 2016 programme launched

Edinburgh will once again mark Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday with a week-long series of events in the run-up to 13 November. This year it's all about Crime. Grab your magnifying glass, explore the programme and book quickly as some events will fill up fast! Read more
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Ten Years of Story Shop

Looking back at a special 10 year Story Shop anniversary, which not only marked the 150th emerging local author reading at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, but also saw guest authors from Cities of Literature across the globe reading on the a closing night finale. Read more
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3 Edinburgh Women Writers Honoured with Commemorative Plaques

Sarah Siddons Mair, campaigner for women’s education and suffrage, Susan Ferrier, a novelist widely recognised as ‘the Scottish Jane Austen’, and Dorothy Emily Stevenson, author of the Mrs Tim books are all to be honoured with a Commemorative Plaque.Read more

What's on in Edinburgh in the next 14 days

Fri 21-Mon 31 October

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2016

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is back in its 27th year. The Festival is a 10-day celebration of live storytelling and imagination. This year’s theme, Festival of Dreams, explores the power of dreams and how humans are able to dream things into existence. It acknowledges the power of storytelling to lift you out of time and place. Read more
Mon 21-Sun 27 November

Book Week Scotland 2016

Celebrating all things books in Scotland, Book Week Scotland has people of all ages and walks of life coming together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life. Read more
Mon 7-Sun 13 November

Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2016

Every year around 13 November, Stevenson's birthday, our City of Literature celebrates one of its most famous literary son with a week of events. RLS Day 2016's theme is all about crime. This year it has been 130 years since the publication of Stevenson’s Kidnapped, a ripping yarn based on the Appin Murder. Find out why generations of Edinburgh’s crime writers, from Ian Rankin to Arthur Conan Doyle, have been inspired by Stevenson’s tales. Read more