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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is seeking a Communications Assistant The Communications Assistant will develop a deep knowledge of literary Edinburgh and get to know a sector in detail through all of the City of Literature partners, stakeholders and networks – city, national and international. This is a superb… read more >>

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The finalists for the six awards making up the 2016 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 a performance from Ryan Van Winkle, the winner of last year’s… read more >>

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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is seeking a Programme Manager The Programme Manager will be responsible for the Words on the Street campaign, which brings literature to the streets of our city and includes projects ranging from Great Scott! in Waverley railway station to forthcoming public poetry installations and the Canongate… read more >>

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This year, Word Power Books and Edinburgh are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Edinburgh Independent & Radical Book Fair. It returns to the Out of the Blue Place Hall from Wednesday 26th October to Sunday 30th October. The Edinburgh Independent & Radical Book Fair was established by Wole Soyinka in 1996 and now runs over… read more >>

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RLS Day, Edinburgh’s annual celebration of one of its most famous authors Robert Louis Stevenson, announces its week-long programme today. This year the theme is crime, and in November, the real life events that inspired Stevenson’s work will be under the microscope. From his own early crime writing, to the… read more >>

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It’s that time of the year again when Book Week Scotland takes over the country, filling cities and towns with a range of fantastic bookish events. The launch of this year’s programme (the fifth national celebration of books and reading) was announced today, Wednesday 5 October, at the City Art Centre… read more >>

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To celebrate National Poetry Day 2016, we’ve picked 10 poems that illustrate Edinburgh’s impressive character. We’d like you to pick your favourite, or add one of your own.   1)  ‘Auld Reikie’          by Robert Fergusson     2)  ‘To the Phiz. An Ode’          by Allan Ramsay    … read more >>

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Are there buildings in Edinburgh that you wish you had access to? Curious as to what it may hold inside? If so, your wishes just might have been answered by Doors Open Days, coming to Edinburgh this year from the 24-25 September. During this time the city makes its hidden… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust and the Bridge Awards have partnered to support a new writing initiative, Echoes of the City: Edinburgh’s Hidden Stories. The project will take the works of fifteen new writers and place them throughout the city using Podwalk, a site specific podcast player. The project will… read more >>

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Today is International Literacy Day, and this year marks its 50th anniversary. UNESCO proclaimed 8 Sep International Literacy Day as a way of actively raising awareness about the importance of literacy internationally. To celebrate this anniversary, the UNESCO Cities of Literature have each selected a beloved Children’s book title from their country, because… read more >>

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