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You can’t swing a paperback in Edinburgh without hitting something literary but sometimes it’s nice to get out of town and see what’s happening elsewhere. Just 50 minutes on the train from Edinburgh is Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music and home to literary festival Aye Write! This year the… read more >>

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Pupils at Castleview Primary School had the ‘best day of school ever’ on World Book Day (5th March) when they were visited by author and comedian David Walliams. Amidst a sea of waving Saltires and cheering, David arrived at the school by helicopter as part of his Walliams Whirlwind tour… read more >>

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Following the success of last year, Edinburgh International Science Festival will be running ‘The Reading Experiment’ once more. Taking place in the lead up to, and during the festival (4–19 April) The Reading Experiment celebrates science in all types of literature and aims to encourage and inspire people to read,… read more >>

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Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh Robert Louis Stevenson Club have joined forces to announce a creative writing competition for senior school students (S4-S6) throughout Scotland. One of Scotland’s – and particularly Edinburgh’s – most famous writers, RLS’s stories are still popular for their dramatic storylines, unforgettable atmosphere and memorable… read more >>

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StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, has ended its eighteenth year on a high with organisers hailing it a huge success. Festival Director Eleanor Livingstone said: ‘This has been another hugely successful run for StAnza and we’re delighted we were able to mark the festival’s eighteenth year in such a fitting… read more >>

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It’s here! World Book Day 2015 is a chance for children and young people across the UK to get reading books – for free. National Book Tokens, in partnership with book publishers and booksellers, will be distributing more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children (that’s… read more >>

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The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, a day to take stock of where the world is in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Our friends at UNESCO are working in all it areas to promote gender equality and women’s rights and Edinburghas a City of Literature is… read more >>

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The winners of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015 have been announced! And robots rule, apparently. Was there ever any doubt? In front of an audience of 600 children at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, the three winners for the three separate age groups were revealed to be Ross Collins (Robot Rumpus,written… read more >>

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