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Thursday is National Poetry Day 2017

The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day is ‘freedom’, with events, readings and performances taking place across the UK on 28 Sep 2017, including Edinburgh. Read more
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Alan Spence put forward as new Edinburgh Makar

Christine De Luca will soon be passing the Makar's baton to another literary fellow. City of Edinburgh Council recommends Alan Spence as the next writer to be inaugurated. Read more
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2 More Edinburgh Women Writers Honoured with Commemorative Plaques

Edinburgh women writers Mary Brunton and Christian Isobel Johnstone are among the latest recipients of the 2017 Commemorative Plaque Scheme in Scotland..Read more

What's on in Edinburgh in the next 14 days

Sat 21 October

City of Stories; City of Dreams

As part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, the City of Literature Trust explores the influence the Old Town has had on our story makers, as well as the tales that have helped to build the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Read more
Fri 29 September

Evening with Matthew Fellion & Katherine Inglis

Lighthouse Books welcome the authors of Censored, Katherine Inglis and Matthew Fellion, for a unique celebration of free speech and intellectual freedom as part of Banned Books Week. Read more
Thu 28 September

National Poetry Day Event with Don Paterson

Experience an exciting landmark event on National Poetry Day 2017 at Jupiter Artland, featuring the work of seminal Scottish poet Don Paterson. Read more