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On 24 May 2017, a plaque commemorating the life and work of Edinburgh author Dorothy Emily Stevenson was unveiled at 14 Eglinton Crescent, now known as the Victorian Townhouse, where she spent her childhood. Best known for her Mrs Tim books, Dorothy Emily Stevenson authored more than 40 books, selling… read more >>

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A simple walk through the winding, cobbled streets of Edinburgh proves just how abundant and rich the city is in its stories and heritage. This was something that Miriam Johnson, creator of geo-locational podcast, Echoes of the City, wished to explore even further. She began work on creating a podcast… read more >>

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Situated in the courtyard outside of the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh, Makars’ Court is an evolving national literary monument with the famous words of great Scottish writers inscribed in its flagstones. And today, as the sun filtered in over the buildings in Lady Stair’s Close, the newest addition to the collection… read more >>

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The Poetry Periscope, a bright yellow jukebox filled with poems, made its debut appearance in Scotland earlier this month at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which ran from 1 – 16 April. It is now on the move again and is setting up quarters at Napier University‘s Criaglockhart Campus, in the main… read more >>

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Edinburgh author, Irvine Welsh, kicked off the first mile of the Hoof it to Hyderabad walking challenge today. Scottish charity, Scottish Love in Action, have set up the Hoof it to Hyderabad Challenge to invite people to help them virtually walk the 5000 miles (12,106,000 steps) from Scotland to Hyderabad in… read more >>

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It has been 200 years since the first Blackwood’s Magazine was published in Edinburgh. The magazine, founded by William Blackwood, was viewed by many as one of the most influential literary journals of its time, and continued until 1980. The story of its publication and life is now being told at… read more >>

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This year Edinburgh City of Literature Trust will be working with the Czech Centre London and Piana na Ulici to facilitate the Edinburgh mini-tour of the Poetry Periscope. The bright yellow jukebox made its debut in London at the British Library, part of the European Literature Festival, and will now… read more >>

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Back again for another spectacular celebration of books and reading is World Book Night, taking place on the 23 April. On World Book Night books are given out across the UK as a means of inspiring people who may not usually read to do so. Working with publishers, printers, libraries, booksellers,… read more >>

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To celebrate 30 years of Edinburgh’s iconic fictional detective, Ian Rankin and the Orion Publishing Group are hosting RebusFest, a weekend of literature, art, film, music, and much more besides, running from 30 June to 2 July. I had no idea when I published KNOTS AND CROSSES in 1987 that… read more >>

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Rare Books Edinburgh is a new festival celebrating rare, antiquarian and collectable books from all over the UK. Featuring a series of talks, exhibitions, tours, and more, the 10-days of celebrating run from 20-30 March. The festival centers around the annual Edinburgh Book Fair, which which takes place on 24-25 March. Talks cover… read more >>

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