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The Scottish Storytelling Centre is looking for a creative individual with strong technical and communication skills to lead in the design, maintenance and administration of a dynamic and interactive website aimed at children and young people. Skills required: Excellent IT skills & previous experience in design/maintenance of a website. A… read more >>

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The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a leading national voluntary sector provider of community and workplace based adult learning.  WEA Scotland is looking to recruit an Adult Literacies Coordinator, based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, to support the development of WEA's adult literacy and numeracy practices in Scotland.  The post-holder will provide… read more >>

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Staff at the National Library of Scotland have hit on a unique way to raise funds and awareness ahead of their gruelling 54 mile trek across the West Highland Way in the Caledonian Challenge as they invite people to submit short poems in the form of haikus along with their… read more >>

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Entries are being requested for the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2008.  The aims of the fellowship, created in the centenary year of the death of RLS as a memorial to him, allows writers to: take time away from their usual environment to develop their work. embark upon a new literary… read more >>

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There was a one-two for Kirkcaldy at the National Library of Scotland last night as the winners were announced in the 2007 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award (CMMA) for poetry pamphlet publishing in Scotland.   The winning entry came from Maureen Sangster's Menopausal Bedtime Rhymes, a collection of wry insights into that… read more >>

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The nine shortlisted titles in this year’s Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children’s Books and a brand new category of best Gaelic book the year have been announced. The awards are split into four categories – Early Years, Younger Readers, Older Readers, Gaelic – and the winning author of each… read more >>

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The National Library of Scotland has announced the shortlist for the 2007 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award (CMMA) for poetry pamphlet publishing in Scotland.  The short listed entries are: Fifty Fife Sonnets by William Hershaw, published in Kirkcaldy by Akros Publications Window on the Garden by Hamish Whyte, co-published in Edinburgh… read more >>

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We will be setting free copies of all three of our new editions of Kidnapped later this week as part of the One Book – One Edinburgh campaign.    Kidnapped will be popping up in the pub, in cafes, on the bus, in hairdressers and even on park benches, so… read more >>

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25,000 free copies of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped are to be distributed throughout Edinburgh in February in a campaign to get the city’s residents reading the same book.  Edinburgh’s first citywide reading campaign is a unique project created by the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. One Book – One… read more >>

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The brand new website focusing on Scotland's storytelling has just been launched by the Edinburgh-based Scottish Storytelling Centre. Check out the fresh and easy-to-navigate site to discover more about storytelling opportunities, events, the education programme and the storytellers themselves. An easy-to-use directory is available, making the details and interests of… read more >>

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