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Would you like to work alongside Charles Darwin, Lord Byron and Jane Austen? A unique and exciting opportunity to help bring to life one of the world's literary treasures has arisen from the National Library of Scotland's acquisition of the John Murray Archive (1768-1920). The archive comprises over 150,000 items,… read more >>

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The Award is currently calling for entries, with an entry deadline is 31 March, the prize winners will be announced at a ceremony at the National Library of Scotland in May.  Submission guidelines can be on the National Library website at http://www.nls.uk/ and at http://www.scottish-pamphlet-poetry.com/. The Callum Macdonald Memorial Award is… read more >>

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Ten new Quick Reads titles are being published on the 6th of March 2008. In the last two years, Quick Reads have firmly established themselves as the perfect books for people who have lost the reading habit or who struggle to read long and complicated books and for avid readers… read more >>

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We announced extra events to tie in with our One Book – One Edinburgh citywide reading campaign: to get all the latest news, including links to our Facebook discussion forum.   Graphic Novel Events The sold out book launch for the new graphic novel of Jekyll and Hyde proved so… read more >>

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A one-year professional development programme for first-time novelists. Adventures in Fiction is proud to present five subsidized placements for first-time novelists of commercial and literary fiction, including one for crime and one for fiction for children and young people (9+). The placements, which have an individual value of over £2,750 will… read more >>

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There’s still time to enter the BBC’s RaW short story competition – the closing date for entries is 31 january 2008. Would you like to run a story writing workshop? Take a look at the campaign partners area of the RaW website for lots of free resources and ideas to… read more >>

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The Fielding Residencies offer writers a unique opportunity to work in the beautiful and inspiring surroundings of Cove Park, the international artists’ residency centre on Scotland’s west coast. Cove Park Cove Park provides a special period of undisturbed time with a small group of fellow writers along with the option… read more >>

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The Scottish Poetry Library’s website has launched a fantastic new service – the Reading Room. Find a Poetry bookgroup – or join the online version. Open the Ideas box – and find inspiration in a poem you’ve never come across. Read the E-newsletters. Have your say – recommend poems, submit… read more >>

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Two volumes of The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland were launched on St Andrew’s Day, November 30th 2007, at The National Library of Scotland. Volume 3: Ambition and Industry 1800-1880, edited by Bill Bell, and Volume 4: Professionalism and Diversity 1880-2000, edited by David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery, were… read more >>

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The Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition 2008 is calling for entries.  These prizes are hosted by Vital Synz and will be awarded to the poems that most impress this year’s judges: Colette Bryce, Donny O’Rourke and Richard Price. First Prize: £5000 Second Prize: £1000 Third Prize: £500 Runner-up: two prizes… read more >>

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