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As we roll into October, the streets of Edinburgh are grow darker and the evenings colder. So, what better way to spend this month in the capital than by celebrating that which has made our city so inspirational for many? Storytelling has always been an integral part of the fabric… read more >>

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Running annually since 1994, National Poetry Day encourages people from around the country to discover and share poetry, both in person and online. It’s the perfect day to browse the poetry shelves at the local library, get writing some verses of your own, share lines from your favourite poems, or take… read more >>

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Christine De Luca, the current Edinburgh Makar, will soon be passing on the title to another literary fellow this year. A report to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Culture and Communities Committee recommends Spence as the next writer to be inaugurated. Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convener, said: Alan… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust champions Edinburgh’s writers and is pleased to announce that two further authors will be honoured with a commemorative plaque in 2017. The scheme, run by Historic Environment Scotland, celebrates significant historic figures by awarding plaques to be erected on the buildings where they lived or worked.… read more >>

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The winners of the 2016 James Tait Black Prizes for Biography and Fiction (the UK’s oldest book prizes) were announced last night by Sally Magnusson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Both prizes had a strong shortlist, which had been narrowed down from over 400 books by a dedicated group of academics and students at… read more >>

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The programme for Edinburgh’s 25th Hogmanay Festival was announced today at Mansfield Traquair. Plans for the celebrations have been overhauled and a six-hour street party is now at the heart of the 2018 programme, which has been organised by Underbelly, a UK based live entertainment company. Some highlights of the programme… read more >>

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Edinburgh’s iconic fictional detective celebrated 30 years in the book business from 30 June- 2 July, with Ian Rankin and the Orion Publishing Group hosting RebusFest in Edinburgh – a weekend of literature, art, film, music, and much more besides. Edinburgh City of Literature was delighted to be one of the… read more >>

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In partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Trust is delighted to announce our Story Shop writers for 2017. Story Shop is a series of daily short story readings by local emerging writers, all at various stages of their early writing career. Some are taking their first steps, some have… read more >>

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival has launched its 2017 programme of events, all of which come together under the theme ‘Brave New Words’. With over 1000 authors, poets, illustrators, journalists, historians, politicians, playwrights attending, it is set to be the biggest celebration of its kind ever. Nick Barley, Director of the… read more >>

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