Edinburgh International Book Festival
11th - 27th August 2012
Our City of Literature is home to the world's biggest Book Festival, with around 750 authors taking part in around 800 events each August.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival was set up in 1983 and has grown into the largest public festival for books and reading on the globe.
Since its inception, the Book Festival's home has been the beautiful and historic Charlotte Square Gardens, centrally located in Edinburgh's world heritage listed Georgian New Town. Each year the gardens are transformed into a magical tented village, which welcomes around 220,000 visitors.
City of Literature at the EIBF
The Edinburgh City of Literature Trust works with Edinburgh International Book Festival colleagues and other partners to showcase new writing and we welcome our international visitors.
We collaborate on events including: :
Story Shop 2012 (17 days, 11th to 27th August), 4pm, Spiegeltent, free
Celebrating the short story and its compact beauty, the City of Literature Trust will once more be holding our daily Story Shop. This is the perfect chance to hear some of the up-and-coming writers living and working in Edinburgh today.
Applications to take part are now closed, and we have just announced our full line-up. Find out mroe in our dedicated Story Shop section.
With new stories published each day, and audio interviews from the authors, it's going to be a busy August for new writing in Edinburgh.
1-2-1 Writing Clinic Sunday 19th August, 10.30am to 1pm
***This event is now sold out***
Are you a new, emerging writer looking for a wee bit of advice from someone who has been through it all? As part of the Edinburgh City of Literature New Writing Programme at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival, we are giving you that chance. Have a chat with either a literary agent, publisher, creative writing tutor and publicist / 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.
Get Plugged In! (Panel) Sunday 19th August, 4pm to 5pm (Writers Retreat)
Are you looking for fresh ideas and some smart solutions on how to plug into the vibrant literary community in our city of literature, in person and online? Emerging writers, look here! Join us to tap into the buzz on zines, ebooks, Twitter and performance opportunities, and find out more about the vibrant literary scene in Edinburgh. Get inspired by folk who have come up with grassroots, independent, cross-artform and non-traditional ways of getting their work heard and read.
As usual we will be manning the City of Literature Information Stand, which this year can be found in the Entrance Tent.
Programme and Tickets Info
The 2012 EIBF programme has been unveiled.
For the entire line-up, ticket information, and tons of other literary goodness, visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival website at www.edbookfest.co.uk.
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