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Below are all the upcoming literary events that take place at venues all across our City of Literature - from storytelling and poetry to readings, exhibitions and competitions. Or all the ones that have been if you are watching the archived events.

You can use the box to the right to narrow your search.


Overview of All Events


Wha's like us?

18.12.2013
This exhibition presents a selection of outstanding achievements by Scots and Scotland…

Book Lover's Tour

07.03.2014
To discover literary Edinburgh, you have to walk it, defying Robert Louis…

Rebus Tours: Hidden Edinburgh

29.03.2014
Starting in the Rebus pub The Royal Oak, this two hour walking…

Words and Deeds: Women, War, Caregiving

31.03.2014
A series of talks and events touching on the themes of women,…

Edinburgh Int. Science Festival 2014

05.04.2014
This year, the Edinburgh International Science Festival has lots to excite bookworms,…

Edinburgh Creative Writers Club

07.04.2014
Edinburgh Creative Writers Club meets every Monday. Most people bring something to…

Lach's Antihoot

07.04.2014
A night of storytelling, music, poetry and performances curated and hosted…

Edinburgh All-Comers Writers Club

08.04.2014
The exciting Edinburgh All-Comers Writers Club invites writers to come along and…

New Edinburgh Writers

09.04.2014
New Edinburgh Writers meet every every Wednesday from 6-8pm in Fountainbridge Library,…

Saturday could be Creative Writing Day

12.04.2014
A monthly morning session that aims to make Saturday a creative…

Edinburgh Genre Group

15.04.2014
Bi-weekly meeting for genre writers looking for critiques, support and writing-related…

School of Poets

15.04.2014
Founded in 1981 by Tessa Ransford, The School of Poets meets monthly.…

A Midsummer Night's Dream

16.04.2014
Propeller Shakespeare Company: Edward Hall's all-male company will have you rolling…

Benny Lewis: Fluent in 3 Months

17.04.2014
Come meet language hacker Benny Lewis and find out how to learn…

Fife Writers cafe

17.04.2014
You are cordially invited to the free Fife Writes Café.  Fife Writes…

Inspired? Get writing! Award/Readings

17.04.2014
Come and hear the winning entries, from the ninth year of this…

Michael Malones: The Guillotine Choice

17.04.2014
Michael Malone is launching his new novel The Guillotine Choice ,…

My Life in Poetry: Crispin Bonham-Carter

17.04.2014
Fan the flames of your poetic fancy with Crispin Bonham-Carter, just…

Golden Hare Literary Salon

18.04.2014
The April salon is a celebration of literary hedonism and all things…

Rally & Broad: You Probably Think...

18.04.2014
A mixture of words and music from the irrepressible Rally and…

The Comedy of Errors

18.04.2014
Propeller Shakespeare Company: Edward Hall's all-male company will have you rolling in…

The School of Poets

18.04.2014
Founded in 1981 by Tessa Ransford, The School of Poets meets monthlyand…

John Calder: A Life with Books

19.04.2014
During his active career John Calder published over 6,000 books, among them…

Titian's Marvellous Myths

19.04.2014
Join Storyteller and musician Marion Kenny and be transported into a magical…

A Year of Haiku and Calligraphy: Spring

23.04.2014
Artist Campbell Campbell Sandilands and writer Helen Boden lead this unique…

Joan Rowe: Duty

23.04.2014
Joan Rowe talks about her latest book Duty, a story of love,…

Marsali Taylor: Death on a Longship

23.04.2014
Part of the World Book Night celebrations. Marsali Taylor will read from…

Scotland Connected

23.04.2014
Anna Groundwater, author of Scotland Connected , will talk about…

WBN - Richard Wiseman: 59 Seconds

23.04.2014
The Central Library celebrates World Book Night 2014 in style with…

World Book Night

23.04.2014
Join us to celebrate World Book Night 2014! World Book Night…

World Book Night Quiz

23.04.2014
A quiz night to celebrate reading for World Book Night. Refreshments provided…

Wha's like us? Great Scottish Characters

24.04.2014
Andrew Martin, NLS Curator (Literature and the Arts) and co-curator of…

Stranger Than Fiction

24.04.2014
Stranger Than Fiction is a very informal and friendly writers' group…

Edinburgh Sci-Fi Bookgroup

25.04.2014
The Edinburgh Science Fiction Book Group meet on the last Tuesday of…

The Great War: Portobello and Edinburgh

26.04.2014
A programme of events at Portobello library to mark the centenary of…

The Secret Language Of Place And Travel

27.04.2014
A one day creative writing course run by Appletree writers, this is…

The Sunday Assembly

27.04.2014
Come on, get happy! The next Sunday Assembly features a local…

Blackwell's Adult Book Group

28.04.2014
Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come…

Landscapes & Birds of Scotland

29.04.2014
Blackwell’s is delighted to be hosting an event with artist Leo Du…

Alexander Moffat & Alan Riach

30.04.2014
As part of TradFest we welcome Alexander Moffat & Alan Riach…

Hillary Rohde: The Other Side

30.04.2014
Hillary Rohde launches her autobiography, The Other Side,  is a compelling…

Doug Johnstone: The Dead Beat

01.05.2014
Edinburgh author Doug Johnstone launches his latest novel, The Dead Beat…

Lindsey Davis: Historical whodunnist!

01.05.2014
Lindsey will discuss her long and varied writing career, spanning 20 novels…

Tricolour: NLS Poetry Night

01.05.2014
The spoken word and performance poetry scene is thriving in Scotland.  Tricolour…

Burns for Beginners

02.05.2014
Want to know more about Robert Burns but just can’t…

Illicit Ink Underground: Word Games

04.05.2014
Illicit Ink return with another selection of sinister stories from some of…

Ian Gow: Scotlands Lost Houses

07.05.2014
Join National Trust of Scotland curator Ian Gow as he talks about…

Gaelic Literary Tour of Edinburgh

09.05.2014
A bilingual walking tour of Old Town locations associated with Scotland’s…

Book Sale: Christian Aid

10.05.2014
Much More Than A Booksale Since inception…

Mark Ellen: Rock Stars Stole My Life!

13.05.2014
If you are into your music then this event…

Stephen C. Neff: Justice Among Nations

14.05.2014
In this age of globalisation, how do we define and apply…

The Business

15.05.2014
The Business is an event exploring the world of publishing in…

Language and the Land

17.05.2014
Explore the Scottish Parliament building and language and writing…

Introduction to Screenwriting: Express!

17.05.2014
Got great screenwriting ideas & no time? Develop a 5-10 min screenplay…

Val McDermid: Cross and Burn

22.05.2014
Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in UK crime writing.…

Chris Kent: The Golem

24.05.2014
Christopher Kent is an artist and writer based in the Borders…

Self Publishing Day: Publishing Scotland

25.05.2014
This day is for writers thinking about self-publishing or who already self-publish…

Into The Unknown

28.05.2014
A one day creative writing course run by Appletree writers, exploring our…

Language and the Land

13.06.2014
Explore the Scottish Parliament building and language and writing…

Rough Greeting: Writing Workshop

15.06.2014
In Alice’s workshops participents will be finding their way to their own…

Language and the Land

12.07.2014
Explore the Scottish Parliament building and language and writing in,…

Language and the Land

02.08.2014
Explore the Scottish Parliament building and language and writing…


Want to Know More?

If you want to find out more about the organisations, writers and projects that together make up Edinburgh City of Literature, you might want to look here.