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Leith Poetry Projections
3-13 March 2016
In 2016, Edinburgh celebrated World Book Day by bringing beautiful words from 11 Cities of Literature around the world to the streets of Leith.
From 3-13 March, poems were projected from Creative Exchange onto the Royal Bank of Scotland on Leith’s Constitution Street, with one poem from each of the first 11 Cities of Literature featuring each night.
The projections were accompanied by a small exhibition within Creative Exchange, highlighting each of the UNESCO Cities of Literature featured and showcasing the poets whose work were projected.
The participating cities were Edinburgh (Scotland), Krakow (Poland), Melbourne (Australia), Iowa City (USA), Dublin (Ireland), Reykjavík (Iceland), Norwich (England), Dunedin (New Zealand), Prague (Czech Republic), Heidelberg (Germany) and Granada (Spain).
This project was delivered by Edinburgh City of Literature Trust in partnership with Edinburgh’s sister City of Literature, Krakow. Over the past three years, Krakow have worked innovatively in showcasing poetry projections from across the UNESCO Cities of Literature, which occurs during the first week of every month under their Multipoetry banner.
You can read all about the project, the poets featured and the Cities of Literature they represented in this section.
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Who is behind the project?
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust
in partnership with
Krakow City of Literature
The project has been funded by
City of Edinburgh Council