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I Spy a Festival

I Spy a Festival 5-12 April

Edinburgh Spy Week returns to explore all things espionage in film and fiction this April. Read more
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Writers: Ulyanovsk Wants You!

Ulyanovsk City of Literature have a new international writers residency programme which is now open for applications. Read more
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World Poetry Day: Thu 21st March

As World Poetry Day approaches again, we’re getting ready for another international celebration of the power of poems. Read more

Rare Books Edinburgh Festival 2019

20-30 March, various venues

Rare Books Edinburgh is a festival dedicated to rare, collectable, and important books and the history of the book. Edinburgh's finest bookish institutions have arranged talks, exhibitions, and workshops for collectors, bibliophiles, and book-lovers, the majority of them free to all. At the centre is Scotland's largest and most prestigious book fair with specialist dealers in rare and collectable books from all over Britain and beyond.
Edinburgh Book Fair: Friday 29 and Saturday 30 at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Talks and Workshops: Talks and Workshops at various vanues around Edinburgh from Wednesday 20 until Saturday 30 March.
Exhibitions: Wednesday 20 until Saturday 30 March
  • Online: Proofs of Gray's Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons online archive
  • Journeys to the Nordic Countries in 18th & 19th century Travel Books, Central Library
  • Women and the Small Press, Scottish Poetry Library

For a complete overview and (some) event reservation links visit Rare Books Edinburgh's full 2019 programme.

Becoming a City of Literature in 2019

UNESCO's bi-annual invitation to cities across the globe to join the Creative Cities Network is imminent. We offer a brief guide for cities who are keen to join the 180 city network as a UNESCO City of Literature.
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