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Anyone who says, ‘I don’t have time to write!’ needs some flash-fiction action stat. There’s even a day to help with it. Now in its fourth year National Flash-Fiction Day – 27th June – aims to celebrate all that is exciting and bold and, above all, brief. Definitions of flash… read more >>

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Criminally good crime writing is just a short trip away from Edinburgh in the form of Stirling’s Bloody Scotland festival. Now in its fourth year it’s the perfect way to get the blood pumping – in a good way – after a summer of festival excess. Given Edinburgh is the… read more >>

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There are over 50 bookshops in Edinburgh, of all shapes, sizes and specialties, and loads of them are independent! We celebrate them all year round but Independent Bookshop Week 20th to 27th June 2015 is the perfect opportunity to take time out and really show your love to your local… read more >>

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Scottish publishers and book festivals are among the recipients of £2m of funding from Creative Scotland. The arts organisation has awarded grants of between £1,500 and £100,000 to 88 different artists and groups across Scotland, including Edinburgh. Black & White Publishing, based in the city, has received £12,000 to assist… read more >>

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Denizens of Portobello – Edinburgh’s seaside, for visitors – and beyond are familiar with Poetry Circus, eclectic electric evenings of poetry performance and slams kept in reasonable check by ringmasters Emily Elver and Max Scratchmann. Now the team behind Poetry Circus are planning a new venture – one that takes… read more >>

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Creative Scotland today published its first Scots Language Policy, underlining the organisation’s commitment to supporting the language through its own work and the work that it funds across the arts, screen and creative industries. A key element of this is the creation of the role of Scots Scriever, a first… read more >>

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School pupils from all corners of Edinburgh have taken poetry to the streets with a new project called Tweet Your Street. Launched this morning at Edinburgh’s Central Library, school children have been ‘pinning’ short poems about the street they live on on an online map. A selection of tweets has gone on… read more >>

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“We trust that this Library is to grow in usefulness year after year, and prove one of the most potent agencies for the good of the people for all time to come.” In 1890 Edinburgh Central Library opened as Edinburgh’s first public library building in the city. The library was… read more >>

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In partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Trust is delighted to announce our Story Shop writers for 2015! Story Shop, now in its eighth year, is a series of daily 10 minute flash fiction and short story readings by local emerging writers, all at different stages of their… read more >>

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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is delighted to be teaming up once more with sister City of Literature, Krakow, to bring poetry to the street. As part of the Poems On The Walls project in Bracka Street, Krakow a different poem is displayed each night from nightfall till 2… read more >>

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