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Hidden Door are looking for spoken word performers of all descriptions, and at any stage of their career, to take part in our 2018 Hidden Door Festival next May/June.  They welcome work from a wide range of people, from students to more established poets and performers, living anywhere in the UK. Stage-based… read more >>

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It’s that time of year when Edinburgh comes together to celebrate one of its best-loved authors: Robert Louis Stevenson. This year, the programme of events for RLSDay has been taken over and curated by the Robert Louis Stevenson Club, but we will still be helping to cover the digital side… read more >>

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October 31, 2017 As the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh is pleased to welcome eight new cities from eight new countries to its literary family today. These eight have become the latest recipients of the City of Literature designation which is awarded by UNESCO to cities with strong… read more >>

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Visitors to Edinburgh will be able to discover fascinating facts about the History of Magic at Edinburgh’s Central Library from Saturday 21st October 2017. Working in tandem with the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library in London, displays will launch simultaneously in 20 public libraries across the UK. The series… read more >>

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Since 2011, Edinburgh has celebrated Robert Louis Stevenson’s birth on the 13 Nov. The joint efforts of Professor Linda Dryden at Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh City of Literature Trust have meant that every year the people of Edinburgh have been able to engage with RLS in a diverse range… read more >>

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The world’s largest celebration of live, traditional storytelling launched this afternoon at the Scottish Storytelling Centre by Culture Convener Councillor Donald Wilson and Ruth Kirkpatrick, who together rang the 17th-century Netherbow Port Bell to officially open the Festival, welcoming storytellers from across six continents to Edinburgh. In this 70th anniversary year for Edinburgh as a Festival… read more >>

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The finalists for the six awards making up the 2017 Saltire Society Literary Awards were announced at an event hosted by Edinburgh’s West End branch of Waterstones last night. The audience included authors, publishers, agents, and readers, all of whom were treated to readings from last year’s winner of the Scottish Book of… read more >>

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The launch of this year’s Book Week Scotland programme (the sixth national celebration of books and reading) was announced today, Wednesday 4 October, with a photocall of iconic fictional characters at Maison Bleue at Home restaurant, Edinburgh. Characters from Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and The Handmaid’s Tale were served the menu of… read more >>

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