As we roll into October, the streets of Edinburgh are grow darker and the evenings colder. So, what better way to spend this month in the capital than by celebrating that which has made our city so inspirational for many?
Storytelling has always been an integral part of the fabric of our city, as storytellers, writers, poets and thinkers throughout history, and from all over the world, have taken Edinburgh as inspiration. The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, organised by the Scottish Storytelling Centre, demonstrates how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations.
As part of the Festival, the City of Literature Trust is organising an event called City of Stories; Cities of Dreams, which will explore the influence of the Old Town on our story makers and learn about the tales which helped build the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. After the panel discussion, poet Ken Cockburn will lead a walking tour and introduce some of the characters, words and stories built into the local area.
To book a ticket for the event, head on over to the Eventbrite page and reserve your spot.
Look here for a list of the full programme of events at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.