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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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After months of voting by children and young people in schools, libraries and bookshops across Scotland, the winners of the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children’s Books have been announced at an exciting event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The event and the Awards themselves were organised by BRAW, the… read more >>

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The Reading Mission in Edinburgh City Libraries – Mission Success! This summer over 5000 children joined Edinburgh City Libraries’ annual reading challenge and made it their mission to read 6 library books over the holidays in exchange for exciting spy-themed goodies.  The challenge encourages children to enjoy books and maintain… read more >>

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The Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children’s Books is run by Scottish Book Trust’s BRAW (Books, Reading and Writing) project and the 2006 winner will be announced in a ceremony at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 27 November. Formerly the Scottish Arts Council Children’s Book of the Year award, the… read more >>

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Congratulations to Edinburgh University's creative writing fellow Dilys Rose, who recently won the McCash Scots Poetry Prize with Sailmaker's Palm. Second prize in the competition went to Liz Niven, while Sheila Templeton was awarded third place.  Over 300 entries were received for the competition, which is jointly sponsored by Glasgow University and… read more >>

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