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Are there buildings in Edinburgh that you wish you had access to? Curious as to what it may hold inside? If so, your wishes just might have been answered by Doors Open Days, coming to Edinburgh this year from the 24-25 September. During this time the city makes its hidden… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust and the Bridge Awards have partnered to support a new writing initiative, Echoes of the City: Edinburgh’s Hidden Stories. The project will take the works of fifteen new writers and place them throughout the city using Podwalk, a site specific podcast player. The project will… read more >>

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Today is International Literacy Day, and this year marks its 50th anniversary. UNESCO proclaimed 8 Sep International Literacy Day as a way of actively raising awareness about the importance of literacy internationally. To celebrate this anniversary, the UNESCO Cities of Literature have each selected a beloved Children’s book title from their country, because… read more >>

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival is over once again, with it bringing an end to another exciting year of Story Shop. Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature has thoroughly enjoyed working with this year’s Story Shop writers, and is looking forward to seeing what the future holds for each of them. Story Shop… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust took over Charlotte Square Gardens for the final night of Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Unbound programme on 29 August. The Trust was celebrating 10 years of emerging writers performing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as part of Story Shop. Starting from 6.30pm, 10 writers from the last… read more >>

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Today (Thursday 25 August 2016) in the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Spiegeltent, Anniken Blomberg read her short story ‘The Optimism of Clocks’ in the 150th performance of Story Shop. She read to a charming audience that helped the City of Literature Trust celebrate the 10th anniversary of Story Shop. Starting in… read more >>

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Welsh tragedy Iphigenia in Splott by playwright Gary Owen has won this year’s £10,000 James Tait Black Prize for Drama, announced by playwright and director David Greig at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre on 22 August. Iphigenia in Splott centres around a young woman named Effie, who is depicted with behavioral issues and drinking problems. The… read more >>

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Aslı Erdoğan, an ICORN guest writer in sister City of Literature Krakow in 2015, has been arrested in Turkey. Erdoğan is a Turkish writer, columnist and human rights activist and was arrested following a police raid into her apartment. This is not a stand-alone event, as more than twenty journalists and… read more >>

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The winners of the 2015 James Tait Black Prizes for Biography and Fiction 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 the University of Edinburgh. Each… read more >>

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