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We’re absolutely delighted to hear that Martin MacInnes, who was a Story Shop participant in 2013 with his story Disappointed European, has been shortlisted for the £10,000 Manchester Writing Competition. Founded by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy in 2008, the competition attracts thousands of entries from around the world. The… read more >>

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Edinburgh’s literary community has an excellent showing in the shortlists for the Saltire Society Literary Awards. Publishers are to the fore with Edinburgh University Press shortlisted three times in two categories, twice in the Research Book of the Year category, and alongside near neighbours Birlinn for History Book of the… read more >>

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Head along to Cockenzie House and Gardens during the first weekend of November for the first ever Write by the Shore Book Festival. Set in a picture-perfect late 17th century Laird’s house, this small but perfectly formed book festival has invited some excellent authors to the historic spot, including Edinburgh… read more >>

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Another little bit of Edinburgh City of Literature appeared on a building in our sister City of Literature, Krakow. As part of the Poems On The Walls project in Bracka Street, Krakow a different poem is displayed each night from daybreak till 2 a.m.. A line from Duncan Ban MacIntyre’s… read more >>

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Now 18 years old, Edinburgh’s Radical Book Fair returns with the best in independent and radical publishing and events. The fair takes place between 22 and 26 October with books and pamphlets from over 70 publishers a full programme of events, including a reading and discussion with Owen Jones about… read more >>

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For 2014, the annual Scottish International Storytelling Festival has chosen ‘Once Upon a Place’ as its theme, encouraging tales that span continents and stories that encompass years. The festival, running from 24 October to 2 November, will be celebrating creative connections between live narrative and place in Scotland, Europe and… read more >>

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National Poetry Day is the nation’s biggest celebration of poetry, so how will you mark it? This year’s theme is Remember. What’s the poem that sticks in your head? Is it from school, from a lover or something that made you remember a happy time? However short, let the world… read more >>

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The Portobello Book Festival is a vibrant local celebration of books and reading organised by a committee of book, word and idea lovers beside the sea. This welcoming festival has attracted some big names over the years but it has a strong emphasis on local history and writers. This year… read more >>

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Once a year, from the 27th to the 28th of September, Edinburgh throws its hidden spaces wide for Doors Open Day, allowing visitors to explore mysterious and magnificent nooks, crannies and treasure houses. And it’s all, gloriously, free. Choose from over a hundred venues, featuring behind the scenes tours, activities,… read more >>

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