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This season of good cheer, keep the writing pen scratching along amid the advent calendars, the mince pies and the Christmas drinks with The Bridge Awards. Fiction writers are invited to apply for the opportunity to have the opening 5000 words of their novel and a synopsis appraised by award-winning novelist,… read more >>

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As part of Book Week Scotland, this week was the ideal time to celebrate the writing and literary achievements with the Saltire Society Literary Awards taking place last night, Thursday 26 November. Publishers, authors, poets, artists and the Edinburgh literary community gathered together in Central Hall. Edinburgh publishers Canongate were… read more >>

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Scottish poets, Rachel McCrum and Jenny Lindsay, also known as Rally and Broad, have teamed up with the Scottish Poetry Library and Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre to bring a series of special spoken word weekend masterclasses to Scotland in Spring 2016. Three weekend masterclasses will take place with three nationally… read more >>

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As Book Week Scotland 2015 events continue all across Scotland and Edinburgh, the top 3 most shareable quotes from books have been announced by Scottish Book Trust, with Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song taking second place. The online poll attracted almost 1,000 votes, with people being asked to vote for the… read more >>

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Edinburgh’s first Reading Champion has been announced as part of Book Week Scotland. Claire Askew, a poet, writer, creative writing teacher and groupwork facilitator living in Edinburgh, will be Reading Champion for Craigmillar. Set up by the Scottish Book Trust, special “reading champions” will lead the country’s four Reading Communities and… read more >>

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The Best Scottish Books of 2015 are out from The Bottle Imp. Congratulations to Ryan van Winkle, Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries and author Michel Faber, published by Edinburgh publisher Canongate. Twelve works were selected by fourteen authors, critics, academics, and members of the literary sector to talk about… read more >>

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Book lovers rejoice, it is Book Week Scotland. With over fifty events in Edinburgh alone, here is a handful of helpful highlights to help you choose where to go on these darker winter evenings from your ever friendly, Edinburgh City of Literature Trust. An Evening with Paula Hawkins Wednesday 25… read more >>

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Announced this morning as part of Book Week Scotland 2015, the national celebration of reading taking place between 23 –29 November, Scottish Book Trust will gift three free picture books to every Primary 1 child in Scotland. The books, all by Scottish authors or illustrators, will be gifted in the… read more >>

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A poem by Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca has been turned into a short film promoting the Royal Mile. Produced by the Royal Mile Business Association, the film was launched at the Scotch Whisky Experience on Friday, 30 October. Created in four separate parts, all four parts of the film… read more >>

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Regular attendees of Edinburgh literary events will know, there is always a lot to choose from in our fair city. This weekend alone, there are four authors signings at Waterstones in the West End, Rally and Broad resume their literary mischief and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival gets underway. On… read more >>

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