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Robert Louis Stevenson is one of Edinburgh’s best-known, and best-loved literary sons. Every year the adventurer and author is celebrated on 13th November, his original birthday*, with a series of events highlighting his life and work. This year the RLS Club is continuing the tradition, and is inviting organisations to… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature is delighted to announce the name of the writer selected to come to Edinburgh for month-long residency, through the Lord Provost’s International Residency. Following a highly competitive open calol, Ahsan Ridha Hassan from Krakow has been chosen to spend November developing his work in the world’s… read more >>

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Our sister UNESCO Creative City Dundee, which became a City of Design in 2014, has been getting a lot of press recently, thanks to the opening of the beautiful V&A Dundee on the waterfront. However, you may know that one of the most famous Dundonian exports turned 80 this year,… read more >>

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Edinburgh International Book Festival has closed its doors for 2018, celebrating a hugely successful programme based around the theme of Freedom. With 260,000 people enjoying Charlotte Square Gardens, increased book sales and events from writers from all over the world, EIBF once again showed Edinburgh to be a fantastic host… read more >>

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This year, for the first time ever, the Scottish Poetry Library will be a venue in the evening for Fringe shows, with a range of shows with a poetry or spoken word angle will take place at the library throughout August. Some examples of what you can expect are Imogen Stirling’s #Hypocrisy (8-12 August,… read more >>

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The Saltire Society Literature Awards are widely regarded as Scotland’s most prestigious book awards, representing a long-standing commitment from the Saltire Society to celebrate and support literary achievement and are run entirely on the basis of the voluntary commitment of a panel of expert judges. Submissions across the award categories are now… read more >>

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Edinburgh Festival of Cycling‘s Writing and Reading Competition took place again this year following the success of last year’s. They put out an open call for all writing cyclists and cycling writers to send them their short fiction and poetry about cycling and the bicycle. They were looking for original… read more >>

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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is a celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, bringing together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians. It takes place in October each year, as the seasons change with long nights drawing families and friends around the hearth,… read more >>

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