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The PG Cert (online) Screenwriting postgraduate course at Screen Academy Scotland still has some spaces left – perfect if you’re hoping to hone your skills at your own pace. The course is based on two modules from the Napier screenwriting MA and allows students to work remotely online. There are… read more >>

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The City of Edinburgh Council wants to cut secondary school library provision as part of the proposed Council budget for 2014-2015, saying that by ‘sharing’ librarians between schools they would save £250,000 in the period 2014-2015, and £400,000 each year thereafter. We know the Council faces tough decisions in the… read more >>

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The StAnza poetry festival has revealed a programme packed with art, poetry and sport inspired events. The festival will be launched by acclaimed novelist Louis de Bernières, who read some of his own poems in public for the first time in St Andrews ten years ago. He said: ‘I will… read more >>

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Irvine Welsh’s ‘Trainspotting’ is set to return to Leith, thanks to a new theatre production. The complex, colourful and somewhat challenging characters at the heart of the book will appear on stage at Out Of The Blue Drillhall in Leith. In Your Face Theatre have created a production that has… read more >>

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The fabulous Blackwell’s Children’s Book Tree has returned to give the gift of books to the young readers who need them most. If you’re unfamiliar with this fantastic scheme, here are the facts: Working with Edinburgh Women’s Aid, Edinburgh Young Carers and other local organisations, Blackwell’s have received book requests… read more >>

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This £20,000 award will be made biennially for the best collection of poems, published or unpublished, by a Scottish poet aged 30 or under, in accordance with Edwin Morgan’s specific instructions. The next closing date is Monday March 3rd 2014, so poets or publishers who have an eligible collection in… read more >>

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As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, which runs from Monday 25th November until Sunday 1st December, the National Library of Scotland will display five paper sculptures inspired by classic Scottish stories and left in secret locations as part of a national treasure hunt for the inaugural Book Week Scotland… read more >>

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Explore a secret golden age of literature with a new app. A brand new app developed by a team including researchers from the Department of English Literature at Edinburgh University allows you travel across Edinburgh and through time to a less well-known literary past.     Available for iPhone and… read more >>

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New Robert Louis Stevenson Statue Ian Rankin unveils Colinton’s tribute Edinburgh welcomes a new statue to its City of Literature in the form of one of its most famous son’s Robert Louis Stevenson. As a way of marking its links to Stevenson, the Colinton community have come together to commission… read more >>

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  Krakow is the 7th City of Literature Edinburgh City of Literature congratulates Krakow on becoming the seventh UNESCO City of Literature, and looks forward to building on a partnership already begun to promote literary culture in both our cities. Ali Bowden, Director of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature commented… read more >>

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