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Book Week Scotland is here once more, and from 24to 30 November all Scotland and its people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. This year, as part of Book Week Scotland, every… read more >>

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As part of Homecoming 2014, artist Sven Werner invites you to take a trip whilst staying still with Station Stories. This immersive installation by Cryptic Associate, Werner, invites travellers and commuters to leave the noisy bustling modern station concourse behind and climb aboard a gramophone-powered train carriage whizzing through the countryside,… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust scooped the Creative Edinburgh City Award last week, but it’s not the only City of Literature to have won recognition for its activities. Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature‘s Reykjavik Reads Festival, held annually during the month of October, received the 2014 Jónas Hallgrímsson Award on… read more >>

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Twenty-one years on from the publication of the novel Trainspotting and eighteen years on from the film, it looks like Renton, Sick Boy and the rest could be making a return to the big screen. Author Irvine Welsh has indicated that the feud between Ewan McGregor and director Danny Boyle… read more >>

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A major archive of one of the leading 20th century figures is now open to the public. Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor was the finest travel writer of his generation and has been described as ‘a cross between Indiana Jones, Graham Greene and James Bond’. He was a decorated war hero,… read more >>

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Children and teenagers in Craigmillar are sharpening their pencils, ready for the 18th Craigmillar Book Festival. Creativity is the theme of the festival and everyone will get a chance to create their own stories and illustrations, inspired by the great line-up of visiting writers and illustrators. Kate Frame from Craigmillar… read more >>

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As part of an exciting cultural exchange this autumn (18-20 November), the Traverse Theatre will welcome three Québécois writers from La Licorne Théâtre, Montréal to present rehearsed readings of their recent works. These will be directed by Phillipe Lambert, Théâtre La Licorne Associate Director. Claire Doohan, Marketing and Campaigns Officer,… read more >>

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Creative Scotland has extended the deadline for responses to its survey on the literature sector in Scotland until 5pm on 21st November 2014. Creative Scotland wants feedback and opinions from everyone working within literature in Scotland, but also from members of the public. This will help Creative Scotland better understand… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust’s Great Scott! campaign in Waverley railway station has won Creative Edinburgh’s City Award. Creative Edinburgh, the support body for creative industry businesses and individuals in Edinburgh, handed out a range of awards at their 3rd birthday party at Assembly Roxy last night, recognising the work… read more >>

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