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The 2015 shortlists for the Saltire Society Literary Awards were announced last night at simultaneous ceremonies in Edinburgh and London. Authors, publishers and agents were among those gathered at Waterstones West End to hear the shortlists announced for all five categories by literary duo, Rally and Broad (pictured), poets Jenny… read more >>

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Scottish playwright and Traverse Associate Artist, Stef Smith, has her latest play Human Animals set for the Royal Court stage in 2016. The lauded London theatre announced 60th anniversary celebration plans earlier this week, with work from Smith alongside new plays from Caryl Churchill and Alistair McDowall, and a partnership with Schaubühne Berlin. Human Animals will… read more >>

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RLSDay 2015 Annual celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson focuses on stage and screen   RLSDay, 13 November 2015, Edinburgh’s annual celebration of one of its most famous authors Robert Louis Stevenson, announces its largest programme, having grown from a single day of events five years ago into a week-long programme.… read more >>

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This year’s Story Shop has barely faded and there’s news already on the writing careers from past Story Shop writers. Martin MacInnes Edinburgh author, Martin MacInnes is now set to have his debut novel published by London-based publishers, Atlantic Books. Martin’s novel, Infinite Ground, described as ‘a literary investigation into missing… read more >>

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Submissions are now being invited for the latest round of Words, Words, Words, the Traverse Theatre’s script-in-hand scratch night for new writing. Writers are being asked to submit a ten minute piece of work suitable for the stage and the most interesting, engaging and challenging pieces will be read by… read more >>

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It’s the final week to have your say on Scotland’s school libraries with a petition to the Scottish Parliament due to close this Friday 16 October. Following the close of the petition, there is a rally organised for Saturday 17 October. The petition and rally are the latest in a long line… read more >>

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Today a new exhibition called 26 Children’s Winters opens at the Museum of Childhood, combining sestudes and the museum’s eclectic collection of winter objects. Edinburgh author, Sara Sheridan headed up the project as a member of writers collection ’26’. Here in a special guest blog post, Sara tells a little… read more >>

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National Poetry Day is the ideal day to share pictures of Edinburgh poetry on the streets of lands afar. An extract from a poem written by Michael Pedersen, one half of popular poetry and animation duo Neu! Reekie!, was projected on the side of buildings on the streets of Krakow last… read more >>

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Running annually since 1994, National Poetry Day encourages people from around the country to engage in poetry, both in person and online. It’s the perfect day to browse the poetry shelves at the local library or take a trip to your favourite local book shop and pick a new collection… read more >>

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All aboard for Book Week Scotland! Today sees the launch of Book Week Scotland with the theme of ‘Journeys‘. Book Week Scotland is a national week-long celebration of books and reading and is organised by the Scottish Book Trust. The 2015 programme takes place from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 November 2015… read more >>

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