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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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Five Scottish-based writers have been awarded the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, giving them the opportunity to spend at least one month at the Hôtel Chevillon at Grez-sur-Loing in France to concentrate on a new writing project. The successful writers are: David Leddy  – a playwright based in Glasgow who intends… read more >>

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Read This II is hitting bookstore shelves around Edinburgh. Filled with luscious stuff and increased in number, RT2 is on the shelves at Word Power, the Forest, and also available in the Blind Poet. Look out for copies around Edinburgh University too. Issue Two features locals Tom Hawley and Struan… read more >>

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There are two vacancies currently being advertised by Scottish Book Trust, the Edinburgh-based organisation committed to the support of reading and writing and the promotion of reading and books across Scotland. Press & PR Officer, 2.5 days weekly Salary Scale £22,000 – £24,000 (pro rata) An opportunity for an enthusiastic… read more >>

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The prestigious Blue Peter Book of the Year 2007 has been scooped by one of the UK’s best young writing talents, S F Said, for his book The Outlaw Varjak Paw. The book relates the adventures of the feline martial arts master, Varjak Paw. Blue Peter Young Judge, Thomas, 10,… read more >>

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World Book Day’s Spread the Word campaign to find a ‘hidden gem’. You can go to their website (see below), register and vote for your favourite title. It’s primarily aimed at bookgroups, but individuals can register and vote, and there are book tokens up for grabs every week for doing so. A… read more >>

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