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.



Project and mini exhibition launch at Edinburgh Creative Exchange

The projections are switched on from the Edinburgh Creative Exchange building which also hosts the small exhibition that accompanies it under the watchful eye of Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca and our Lord Provost.

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International poetry to light up Leith

International poetry is set to light up Leith with the launch of City of Literature Poetry Projections World Book Day 2016.

The project is an 11-day series of international poetry projections by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, taking place on Constitution St in Leith, marking World Book Day.

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Edinburgh poems on the walls of Krakow

Little bits of Edinburgh are appearing on walls in the city centre of our sister City of Literature, Krakow.

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