New Writing at the EIBF
The Edinburgh City of Literature Trust works with Edinburgh International Book Festival colleagues and other partners to showcase new writing and welcome our international visitors. We collaborate on many events, this year City of Literature present a programme for new writing.
1-2-1 Writing Clinic
This year the City of Literature Trust are offering something new. Are you a new, emerging writer looking for a wee bit of advice from someone who has been through it all?
This is your chance to sit down with a literary agent, publisher, creative writing tutor or Edinburgh literature specialist for 15 minutes and get 1-2-1 advice and answers to questions you have about your writing career. Places are limited and you’ll be asked to submit questions and material in advance so your specialist can give you the best possible support. *SOLD OUT*
tickets available via EIBF website > Story Shop @ 4pm
The City of Literature Trust supports and promotes the new voices emerging from our city, and once again we will be running Story Shop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This is the perfect chance to hear some of the up-and-coming writers living and working in Edinburgh today.
Story Shop is a free, un-ticketed event produced by the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust and will take place in the Book Festival’s Spiegeltent at 4pm daily.
It is a showcase for new writing and new writers from Edinburgh. Each day features one author, giving them a ten minute slot to read either two 4-5 minute ‘flash fiction’ pieces or one 8-10 minute piece of fiction. The idea is to give a free taster of local writing to a new audience
full details on our Story Shop page >
Get An Audience
Are you looking for fresh ideas and some smart solutions on how to get your work to a wider audience? Emerging writers look no further, come and join Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature on the 20th August to tap into the buzz on zines, ebooks, blogs and live performance opportunities.
It’s your chance to be inspired by folk who have come up with grassroots, independent, cross-platform and non-traditional ways of getting their work heard and read.
tickets available via the EIBF Website >
Discover more about literary Edinburgh all through the year - visit the City of Literature Information Stand in the Entrance Tent and find out about readings, discussions, storytelling, poetry, literary tours and much, much more.
Story Shop 2011 >
the Edinburgh International Book Festival >
visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival website >