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In partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Trust is delighted to announce our Story Shop writers for 2015! Story Shop, now in its eighth year, is a series of daily 10 minute flash fiction and short story readings by local emerging writers, all at different stages of their… read more >>

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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is delighted to be teaming up once more with sister City of Literature, Krakow, to bring poetry to the street. As part of the Poems On The Walls project in Bracka Street, Krakow a different poem is displayed each night from nightfall till 2… read more >>

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It was all a bit lights, camera, action last night (Tuesday 26th May) at the monthly City of Literature Salon. Taking the Edinburgh International Film Festival as a cue, the focus was on screenwriting. James McKenzie from Screen Education Edinburgh spoke about, not only the organisation’s work with young people… read more >>

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It’s that time of year again, when families get together to catch up on what’s been going on and plans for the future and the UNESCO Creative Cities Network is no different. Currently, representatives from the 69 members of the network – across seven art forms – are in Kanazawa… read more >>

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Once found, never forgotten – that’s Hidden Door. This not-for-profit arts organisation, run entirely by volunteers, specialises in discovering disused spaces in Edinburgh and radically transforming them into temporary, but imaginative venues. It brings together incredible new talent in art, music, film and theatre in Scotland. Now happening over nine… read more >>

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We need your help with a top secret project. We’ve been asked to nominate 40 ‘Edinburgh’ books – set in Edinburgh, by Edinburgh authors, major works coming from the city, a long poem about the city. We’ve had a brainstorm and come up with the following list of personal favourites,… read more >>

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Edinburgh-based Scottish Book Trust will received £95, 000 to deliver a new national programme to increase opportunities for young writers across Scotland. The Young Writers Programme will be delivered in partnership with Youth Arts Hubs and literature organisations across Scotland, and will include a conference, development of writers groups across Scotland,… read more >>

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The 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction has been won by Edinburgh’s Alexander McCall Smith. His novel Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party (published by Edinburgh publisher Polygon) beat work by Irvine Welsh, Joseph O’Neill, Caitlin Moran, Nina and Helen Lederer. The award is for the book which best ‘captures… read more >>

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It’s Bookbug Week 2015! The theme for this year’s Bookbug Week is Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story and there will be 400 free, bedtime-themed events across Scotland featuring some of the UK’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators, as well as the hugely popular – and lots of fun – Bookbug… read more >>

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A cornucopia of literary talent will grace this year’s CoastWord Festival in three days of events, concerts, workshops, readings and discussions. Taking place in Dunbar, a hop and a skip outside Edinburgh, from 22nd to 24th May CoastWord is a celebration of written, spoken word and song-writing. This year highlights include Costa… read more >>

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