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Thursday 21st March marks World Poetry Day, an international celebration led by UNESCO to champion the importance of poetry as a way expressing ideas, passing on traditions and supporting endangered languages. Events take place around the world, with many people using the day to share their favourite poems on social… read more >>

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As you no doubt know, libraries are an intrinsic part of what makes a great City of Literature. From those first Bookbug sessions and picture books, libraries around Edinburgh offer essential services for readers, potential readers and act as linchpins of the community. The EDGE Conference, which takes place on… read more >>

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Did you know that 2019 was the Year of Conversation? A programme celebrating the power of a good chat has been put together, bringing together a stellar selection of partners including The Scottish Storytelling Centre, The Scottish Poetry Library, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and, of course, your pals here… read more >>

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Being part of the City of Literature network is the gift which keeps on giving, with another opportunity for writers from our pals at the Tartu City of Literature. They’re offering writers and translators (working from Estonian to other languages) the chance to visit this beautiful Estonian city. You’ve got… read more >>

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Opportunities aplenty at the moment for young emerging writers who are wanting to get their international travel on. This beaut of a project, Emerging Writer on Tour, is brought to you by the Vilencia International Literary Festival in cooperation with the Festival of World Literature and Cúirt International Festival of… read more >>

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Edinburgh’s sister City of Literature, and Partner City, Krakow has put out a call for writers who’d like to spend two months working in one of Europe’s prettiest cities. The Krakow Residency programme is open to writers from Cities of Literature around the world, and offers a delicious two month… read more >>

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Huge congratulations to poet J.O. Morgan for scooping the 2018 Costa Poetry Award for his beautiful collection Assurances. Although now based on a small farm in the Scottish Borders, he originally comes from Edinburgh and was inspired by his father’s experience as an RAF officer for this, his fifth book.… read more >>

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A new programme of events based around Burns Night 2019 has been announced. Unique Events’ Burns&Beyond is a six day festival which includes dancing, music, theatre and comedy all inspired by the life and work of Robert Burns. The poet’s birthday, on January 26th, is traditionally celebrated with a Burns… read more >>

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As Edinburgh’s Hogmanay creeps closer and closer, we started to reminisce about Edinburgh’s literary celebrations last year. Regular readers might recall Walk With Me: a chance to discover Edinburgh through the eyes of its creative community. As part of the Hogmanay 18 celebrations, we asked ten of our favourite creative… read more >>

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It’s pretty chilly in the City of Literature at the moment, so whether you’re thinking of bundling up and heading out to the Christmas market, or snuggling next to the tree with a good book, Edinburgh’s got you covered. If you’re looking for a good read, the Saltire Literary Awards… read more >>

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