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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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Developed in partnership with Scotland’s Early Literature for Children Initiative (SELCIE), the new exhibition ‘Growing Up With Books’ at Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, explores the history of children’s literature as glimpsed through the Museum’s collections, with books dating from the 1700s through to the mid-20th century. The aim of the… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust and the Lord Provost are delighted to announce an exciting international residency opportunity for 2018. To celebrate Edinburgh’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature and its relationship with its Polish Partner City, Krakow, a month-long residency will be held in Scotland’s capital in November… read more >>

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Prague City of Literature has announced the launch of its 2019 two-month residency today, which will support six interesting projects from foreign writers and translators. This call is for 6 residencies in 2018 (January – February, March – April, May – June, July – August; September – October; November – 15th… read more >>

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The National Centre for Writing has launched this week in sister City of Literature Norwich, following a £2m regeneration of historic Dragon Hall. Formerly known as the Writers’ Centre Norwich, in December 2016 it was given the go-ahead to develop Dragon Hall, parts of which date back to 1430. The regeneration was… read more >>

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In the 2018 Programme announced on 7 Jun 2018, the Edinburgh International Book Festival calls upon its authors, participants and audiences to consider the importance of freedom, inviting almost 1000 authors, illustrators and performers from across the world to the Book Festival village in the heart of Edinburgh. Set in… read more >>

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