It seemed as if the rock and castle assumed a new aspect every time I looked at them; and Arthurs Seat was perfect witchcraft. I don't wonder that anyone residing in Edinburgh should write poetically.

Washington Irving


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 65 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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Rebus Tours: Hidden Edinburgh

Starts: 26.07.2014
Starting in the Rebus pub The Royal…

Creativity and Commerce: Age of Print

Starts: 26.07.2014
Hosted by the Centre for the…

Book Lover's Tour

Starts: 26.07.2014
To discover literary Edinburgh, you have to…

Ron Butlin and Dr Lees Prescription

Starts: 26.07.2014
'Brilliantly inventive musician, composer, and bandleader'…

The Gruffalo's Birthday Party

Starts: 27.07.2014
Meet the Gruffalo on his 15th birthday…

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…

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…

Jo Clifford and Ryan Van Winkle

Starts: 29.07.2014
Stewed Rhubarb is uncommonly ecstatic to announce…

New Edinburgh Writers

Starts: 30.07.2014
New Edinburgh Writers meet every every Wednesday…

Scottish Independence: Yes or No?

Starts: 30.07.2014
In September 2014, a referendum will…

Referendum 2014: McIlvanney & Massie

Starts: 30.07.2014
The 18th of July will see…

Hyde & Seek: RLS & Me

Starts: 30.07.2014
5 years after his Fringe First…

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