I was seized with a keen desire to see Holmes again... He was pacing the room swiftly, eagerly, his hands clasped behind him.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Below are the literary events that take place at venues all across our City of Literature - from storytelling and poetry to readings, exhibitions and competitions.

This page is only an overview of the next 7 days and a few upcoming highlights. You can check out all 62 upcoming events or use the box to the right to narrow your search.

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Language and the Land

Starts: 02.08.2014

Explore the Scottish Parliament building and language and writing in, on and associated with the Parliament and…

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Starts: 14.08.2014

Now in its seventh year, Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best…

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Lach's Antihoot

Starts: 28.07.2014
A night of storytelling, music, poetry…

Golden Hare Bookgroup

Starts: 28.07.2014
A friendly bookgroup that takes place…

Edinburgh Creative Writers Club

Starts: 28.07.2014
Edinburgh Creative Writers Club meets every Monday.…

Auld Reekie Readers

Starts: 28.07.2014
The Auld Reekie Readers is a…

Jo Clifford and Ryan Van Winkle

Starts: 29.07.2014
Stewed Rhubarb is uncommonly ecstatic to announce…

Edinburgh All-Comers Writers Club

Starts: 29.07.2014
The exciting Edinburgh All-Comers Writers Club invites…

SPL Poetry Workshop

Starts: 29.07.2014
Jennifer Williams, poet and Scottish Poetry Library…

Edinburgh Sci-Fi Bookgroup

Starts: 29.07.2014
The Edinburgh Science Fiction Book Group…

New Edinburgh Writers

Starts: 30.07.2014
New Edinburgh Writers meet every every Wednesday…

Hyde & Seek: RLS & Me

Starts: 30.07.2014
5 years after his Fringe First…

Referendum 2014: McIlvanney & Massie

Starts: 30.07.2014
The 18th of July will see…

Scottish Independence: Yes or No?

Starts: 30.07.2014
In September 2014, a referendum will…

Pedantic Prose Pros

Starts: 31.07.2014
The Edinburgh Creative Writer's Club's second weekly…

Liz Lochhead

Starts: 31.07.2014
Somethings Old, Somethings New A…

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Starts: 31.07.2014
Now in its seventh year, Blackwell's Writers…

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Starts: 31.07.2014
What would happen if the bogles, banshees,…


Starts: 31.07.2014
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the…

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