It seemed as if the rock and castle assumed a new aspect every time I looked at them; and Arthurs Seat was perfect witchcraft. I don't wonder that anyone residing in Edinburgh should write poetically.

Washington Irving


 



How will you spend World Book Night?
How will you spend World Book Night?

(17 April 2014)

An annual evening dedicated to spreading the love for literature, World Book Night is the perfect excuse for getting stunk into a good book. Whether…

It's Good to Give... Books
It's Good to Give... Books

(17 April 2014)

Are you an Edinburgh charity working with people experiencing social exclusion? Would you like to introduce a friendly, low-key book event to your activities in…

Brilliant job opportunities for bookish types
Brilliant job opportunities for bookish types

(03 April 2014)

April may have brought a few showers but the skies are looking bright for book-lovers who’re looking for a new position. Scottish Book Trust,…

Story Shop 2014: Call for applications

(28 March 2014)

Calling new, emerging writers! The City of Literature Trust is offering you the chance to read your work at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…

Alanna Knight Receives MBE
Alanna Knight Receives MBE

(25 March 2014)

Some lovely news just in, Edinburgh author Alanna Knight received an MBE at Buckingham Palace last week for services to literature. Particularly…

Puppet Animation Festival celebrates 30 years
Puppet Animation Festival celebrates 30 years

(20 March 2014)

In 2014 the Puppet Animation Festival celebrates 30 years of bringing magical family performances, workshops and films to communities all over Scotland with a…

Edinburgh Shines in National Awards
Edinburgh Shines in National Awards

(19 March 2014)

The shortlists for the Bookseller Industry Awards are out and Edinburgh, being a City of Literature and all, is represented right across…

Edinburgh Libraries Support Autism Awareness
Edinburgh Libraries Support Autism Awareness

(13 March 2014)

Edinburgh’s libraries are raising awareness of autism through a touring exhibition and an event around comics. Autism: Life in Colour  invited…

Scottish Children's Book Awards revealed
Scottish Children's Book Awards revealed

(06 March 2014)

Children from all over the country voted for their favourite reads and now  the top children’s authors for the 2013 Scottish Children’s Book Awards…

Edinburgh Bookshops in Running for Award

(28 February 2014)

Two Edinburgh bookshops have been included on the shortlists for The Bookseller’s Independent Bookshop of the Year Award - Looking Glass Books and…

Ah Dinnae Ken: What does it mean to be Scottish?
Ah Dinnae Ken: What does it mean to be Scottish?

(27 February 2014)

Ah Dinnae Ken - a new project from Merchiston Publishing – is asking what it means to be Scottish for today’s young…

World Book Day 2014
World Book Day 2014

(27 February 2014)

Want an excuse to celebrate your love of reading? Look no further than World Book Day 2014. On 6 March, join booklovers…

Science Festival launches Reading Experiment
Science Festival launches Reading Experiment

(21 February 2014)

The Edinburgh International Science Festival boasts a brilliant strand of literary loveliness this year, thanks to its innovative celebration of science writing.…

Artists invited to attend Artists' BookMarket
Artists invited to attend Artists' BookMarket

(13 February 2014)

If you’re an artist, author or creator interested in taking part in the Fruitmarket Gallery Artists’ BookMarket, now is the time to get in touch.…

Submit for Dundee International Book Prize
Submit for Dundee International Book Prize

(13 February 2014)

Submissions for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize will close on 4 March, so hopeful writers should be brushing up their manuscripts and preparing to…

Words for Wellbeing
Words for Wellbeing

(13 February 2014)

Are you interested in using words creatively in your work to promote health and wellbeing? Are you based in Fife or Dundee?…

Authors Live Events Announced
Authors Live Events Announced

(06 February 2014)

Scottish Book trust and BBC Scotland Learning have announced the next raft of their Literature Live events – which will bring a variety of world…

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award Applications Open
Callum Macdonald Memorial Award Applications Open

(06 February 2014)

Applications are open for the annual Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, a prize which rewards the publisher of an outstanding example of pamphlet poetry. To…

StAnza brochure revealed
StAnza brochure revealed

(29 January 2014)

StAnza poetry festival has revealed its brochure and officially launched, giving poetry lovers the country over the first glimpse of the 2014 line up.…

The Evergreen calls for submissions
The Evergreen calls for submissions

(29 January 2014)

Word Bank is calling for submissions to The Evergeen, a new creative and documentary anthology harking back to the Evergreens published by Allan Ramsay and…

RLS Inspired Writing Competition for S4-6 Students
RLS Inspired Writing Competition for S4-6 Students

(23 January 2014)

Senior school students from across Scotland are invited to take party in a RLS-inspired writing competition organised by the Edinburgh Robert Louis Stevenson Club and…

Say it Aloud During National Storytelling Week
Say it Aloud During National Storytelling Week

(23 January 2014)

National Storytelling Week returns for the 14th year running, filling the first week of February with fables, takes and stories. The Festival takes place…

Apply for World Book Night 2014
Apply for World Book Night 2014

(09 January 2014)

On April 23rd, tens of thousands of book lovers will give free copies of a great read to people in their community as part of…

Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residencies
Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residencies

(09 January 2014)

Artists, writers and creators are invited to apply for a spot on the Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency Programme. There are two separate slots to apply for,…

Festive Opening Hours for local Booklovers 2014
Festive Opening Hours for local Booklovers 2014

(19 December 2013)

In case you're planning a visit to one of Edinburgh's bookish institutions, some details of festive opening hours:  National Library of…

Inspiration Day for Creative Practitioners
Inspiration Day for Creative Practitioners

(13 December 2013)

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Crossover and Faction North are running an Edinburgh Inspiration Day for creative practitioners on 23 January. It’s a day of expert…

Places available for PG Cert Screenwriting
Places available for PG Cert Screenwriting

(13 December 2013)

The PG Cert (online) Screenwriting postgraduate course at Screen Academy Scotland still has some spaces left – perfect if you’re hoping to hone your skills…

Council Proposes School Library Cuts
Council Proposes School Library Cuts

(11 December 2013)

The City of Edinburgh Council wants to cut secondary school library provision as part of the proposed Council budget for 2014-2015, saying…

Stanza programme explores home
Stanza programme explores home

(05 December 2013)

The Stanza poetry festival has revealed a programme packed with art, poetry and sport inspired events.  The festival will be launched by…

Trainspotting on Leith stage
Trainspotting on Leith stage

(05 December 2013)

Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting is set to return to Leith, thanks to a new theatre production.  The complex, colourful and somewhat challenging characters…

Blackwell's Children's Book Tree 2013
Blackwell's Children's Book Tree 2013

(28 November 2013)

The fabulous Blackwell's Children's Book Tree has returned to give the gift of books to the young readers who need them most.…

Edwin Morgan Poetry Award Open
Edwin Morgan Poetry Award Open

(28 November 2013)

This £20,000 award will be made biennially for the best collection of poems, published or unpublished, by a Scottish poet aged 30 or under,…

Six book sculptures on display at the NLS
Six book sculptures on display at the NLS

(22 November 2013)

As part of Book Week Scotland 2013 , which runs from Monday 25th Novembur until Sunday 1st December, the National Library of…

A new and free Secret Golden Age trails app

(18 November 2013)

Explore a secret golden age of literature with a new app. A brand new app developed by a team…

Robert Louis Stevenson Statue Unveiled
Robert Louis Stevenson Statue Unveiled

(29 October 2013)

Normal 0…

#RLSDay 2013: Robert Louis Stevenson Day
#RLSDay 2013: Robert Louis Stevenson Day

(21 October 2013)

#RLSDay 2013 is nearly here - heave-ho me hearties! Robert…

Krakow is the 7th UNESCO City of Literature

(21 October 2013)

  Krakow is the 7th City of Literature Edinburgh City of Literature congratulates…

Book Week Scotland programme launched
Book Week Scotland programme launched

(03 October 2013)

Book Week Scotland, seven days dedicated to celebrating books and promoting reading across the country, has revealed its 2014 programme. With more than…

Paul Muldoon makes first ever appearance at Stanza
Paul Muldoon makes first ever appearance at Stanza

(03 October 2013)

StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, has revealed an exciting line up of poets from across the Commonwealth, including multi-award winning poet Paul Muldoon. The…

Scottish Book Trust General Manager vacancy
Scottish Book Trust General Manager vacancy

(03 October 2013)

An exciting General Manager position is now open for applications at Scottish Book Trust. This is a permanent position that will replace the…

Pick a Verse for National Poetry Day
Pick a Verse for National Poetry Day

(26 September 2013)

Celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday 3 October by picking one of the great Edinburgh events to attend or dipping into the pages of…

HighTide and IdeasTap launch play competition
HighTide and IdeasTap launch play competition

(18 September 2013)

HighTide and IdeasTap have joined forces to run their annual script writing competition for aspiring playwrights.  The two winning applicants will have…

National Library seeks board members
National Library seeks board members

(18 September 2013)

The Scottish Government is on the hunt for suitable board members to join the team at the National Library of Scotland.  Applications…

Once Upon a Journey storytelling festival line up
Once Upon a Journey storytelling festival line up

(11 September 2013)

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival has revealed the programme for the 2013 celebration of spoken word and traditional tales. Running from 18 until…

Canongate announces its Future 40
Canongate announces its Future 40

(05 September 2013)

Edinburgh publisher Canongate turned 40 this year and as part of its birthday celebrations, has compiled a list of Scotland’s future storytellers. Representing…

Saltire judges commend Edinburgh's Floris Books
Saltire judges commend Edinburgh's Floris Books

(05 September 2013)

The winners of the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year Award were awarded this month, with Glasgow’s Saraband chosen as the top of…

SMIT Book Award finalists announced
SMIT Book Award finalists announced

(05 September 2013)

The finalists for the 2013 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards have been announced, with Ewan Morrison, Gavin Francis, Richard Price and Kerry Hudson all…

Books by the beach: Portobello Book Festival
Books by the beach: Portobello Book Festival

(29 August 2013)

Portobello Book Festival is a charming local celebration of books and reading organised by a committee of local book lovers. The line up…

Prepare yourself for Bloody Scotland
Prepare yourself for Bloody Scotland

(29 August 2013)

Scotland’s first crime fiction festival returns this September, with a programme packed with murder, intrigue and fits of cunning. It may be located…

Richard and Judy search for new Quercus bestseller
Richard and Judy search for new Quercus bestseller

(29 August 2013)

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, the stars of the WHSmith Book Club, are on the hunt for a new bestseller. The Book Club’s popular…

Warner and Harrod scoop James Tait Black success
Warner and Harrod scoop James Tait Black success

(29 August 2013)

Art historian Tanya Harrod and Edinburgh-based novelist Alan Warner fought off stiff competition to secure the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes at this year’s ceremony.…

Industry seminars from Scottish Book Trust
Industry seminars from Scottish Book Trust

(22 August 2013)

Scottish Book Trust is offering a round of industry seminars designed to help writers at various stages of their careers. The events are…

Mystery Booksculptor's Book Festival Surprise!
Mystery Booksculptor's Book Festival Surprise!

(17 August 2013)

On Sunday 17th August the mystery #booksculptor has given the 30th birthday celebration of the Edinburgh International Book Fest another day to remember fondly.…

Get involved with Tell-a-Story Day
Get involved with Tell-a-Story Day

(15 August 2013)

National Tell-a-Story Day takes place on 25 October and the Scottish Storytelling Centre is looking for collaborators, volunteers and enthusiastic participants. The day…

Bloody Scotland: Crime Writing Masterclass
Bloody Scotland: Crime Writing Masterclass

(08 August 2013)

Scotland’s new crime writing festival is offering aspiring authors the chance to attend a special masterclass. Taking place on Friday 13 September at…

Edinburgh's Canongate back Booker longlister

(25 July 2013)

Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being has been longlisted for the Booker prize. Published by Edinburgh’s own Canongate Books, the…

Purple Trails launches Edinburgh Book app

(23 July 2013)

A new app designed to showcase Edinburgh’s literary highlights has been launched by purpleTV under the new brand, purpleTrails. The independent television and digital…

Tech folk needed for new City of Lit website
Tech folk needed for new City of Lit website

(23 July 2013)

The City of Literature Trust are looking to work with a company or freelancer who can help them deliver a public beta website in…

NAWE presents: Pitch Live!
NAWE presents: Pitch Live!

(18 July 2013)

Extended Application Deadlines:  Monday 9 September 2013 (for morning one-to-ones/afternoon live pitch and afternoon event)…

PRESS RELEASE:  New Sculpture for City of Lit
PRESS RELEASE: New Sculpture for City of Lit

(18 July 2013)

Edinburgh's mystery book sculptor strikes again!…

EIBF leaflet display chance for lit folk
EIBF leaflet display chance for lit folk

(16 July 2013)

Edinburgh organisations, businesses and operators who specialise in literature can apply for a FREE slot in the Edinburgh City of Literature Information Desk to display…

Edinburgh Bookshop App and Web Trail launches
Edinburgh Bookshop App and Web Trail launches

(11 July 2013)

A brand new free iPhone app and website trail launched by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust brings together the capital’s fifty-two bookshops in…

lo-fi hunts for film-maker talent
lo-fi hunts for film-maker talent

(10 July 2013)

Writers, producers and directors based in Scotland who are dedicated to making quality, contemporary Scottish film are invited to apply for a new lo-fi initiative.…

StAnza seeks freelance press and media manager
StAnza seeks freelance press and media manager

(10 July 2013)

StAnza is on the lookout for a new freelance press and marketing person who can help build and maintain the profile of Scotland’s International…

One Night Stanzas poetry contest
One Night Stanzas poetry contest

(09 July 2013)

Edinburgh poet, editor and creative writing tutor Claire Askew has launched a poetry competition open to poets everywhere. The winner will not only receive…

Bloody Scotland short story competition
Bloody Scotland short story competition

(04 July 2013)

To celebrate the launch of the second Bloody Scotland Festival in September, the organisers are running a short story competition for crime-inspired scribes.…

New Writer Awards open for applications
New Writer Awards open for applications

(03 July 2013)

Aspiring and emerging authors in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland are invited to apply for a New Writers Award from Scottish Book Trust. The award…

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge
Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge

(27 June 2013)

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge has taken on a spooky sheen thanks to the Creepy House theme that will be tempting children to get…

Season Celebrating the Work of Iain Banks
Season Celebrating the Work of Iain Banks

(26 June 2013)

Edinburgh is celebrating the work of author Iain Banks/Iain M. Banks with a season of events this summer, culminating with an event at the…

Independent Booksellers' Week 2013
Independent Booksellers' Week 2013

(25 June 2013)

Celebrate and support the fabulous independent bookshops selling stories and fostering a love of literature across the UK as Independent Booksellers Week (IBW) sails…

Story Shop 2013 - our writers!
Story Shop 2013 - our writers!

(21 June 2013)

On this, the longest day of the year, and the day before  National Flash Fiction Day , we've got some lovely news about the…

Celebrating 30 years: Book Fest 2013
Celebrating 30 years: Book Fest 2013

(20 June 2013)

The programme for the 30th edition of Edinburgh International Book Festival has launched, containing an abundance of literary delights. Taking place…

Commission: Ambleskramble Productions
Commission: Ambleskramble Productions

(20 June 2013)

Ambleskramble Productions presents Remembered / Imagined: Mr McFall's Chamber in collaboration with Hands Up For Trad’s Distil are delighted to announce an…

Stripped: EIBF Launches Comics Centre Piece
Stripped: EIBF Launches Comics Centre Piece

(20 June 2013)

Edinburgh International Book Festival has long shown it’s appreciation for the art form, but this year comics will be taking centre stage with a specially…

Job: Print & Marketing Co-ordinator
Job: Print & Marketing Co-ordinator

(17 June 2013)

Job Description Print & Marketing Co-ordinator Salary £23,000 p.a. Full time permanent post Reporting to Head of Marketing …

Sarah Morrison joins City of Literature Trust
Sarah Morrison joins City of Literature Trust

(17 June 2013)

There’s a new member of the team at Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust – please give a very warm welcome to Sarah Morrison!…

Dunbar's Wee Festival of Words
Dunbar's Wee Festival of Words

(13 June 2013)

Dunbar’s Wee Festival of Words is a brand new literature festival showcasing local talent as well as writers from further afield. The…

National Flash Fiction Day
National Flash Fiction Day

(13 June 2013)

The second National Flash Fiction day will take place on 22 June, with writers, readers and literature lovers celebrating the short form throughout the…

Iain Banks dies
Iain Banks dies

(09 June 2013)

We are heartbroken to hear of Iain Banks' death and our thoughts go out to to his wife, family and friends. A wonderful author,…

EIFF features Literature Pathway
EIFF features Literature Pathway

(06 June 2013)

The launch of the Edinburgh International Film Festival programme has delighted lovers of literature with a whole section devoted to the written word.…

SBT: Readers in Residence opportunity
SBT: Readers in Residence opportunity

(06 June 2013)

Library and literature lovers in Scotland are invited to apply for Readers in Residence positions throughout the country. Scottish Book Trust (SBT)…

The Annual Craigmillar Creative Writing Contest
The Annual Craigmillar Creative Writing Contest

(05 June 2013)

You are invited to enter The Annual Craigmillar Creative Writing Contest, on any subject or theme you like! Deadline : Tuesday 15th…

IdeasTap and Mardibooks launch poetry competition
IdeasTap and Mardibooks launch poetry competition

(30 May 2013)

Publishing company Mardibooks are offering up to 20 poets one-to-one feedback on their work in a new competition in collaboration with IdeasTap.…

In which Stefani laments her last day with us
In which Stefani laments her last day with us

(30 May 2013)

We're delighted to have had two interns with us for two days a week since April, with thanks to support from …

Local talent on show at Leith Festival
Local talent on show at Leith Festival

(30 May 2013)

Leith Festival, launching on June 7, is a lovingly-local celebration of words, music, theatre, sports and crafts. Now in its 106 year, the festival…

A Few Words from Mariclaire on her last day!
A Few Words from Mariclaire on her last day!

(29 May 2013)

We're delighted to have had two interns with us for two days a week since April, with thanks to support from  Amb:IT:ion Scotland…

Job: Head of Early Years at Scottish Book Trust
Job: Head of Early Years at Scottish Book Trust

(28 May 2013)

Head of Early Years  Salary: £35,000 p.a. full-time, permanent Reporting to: Head of Programme The deadline for applications is 5pm on…

Edinburgh University Creative Writing Jobs
Edinburgh University Creative Writing Jobs

(23 May 2013)

Edinburgh University’s well-established Creative Writing programme is inviting applications for two prominent posts this year – a Lecturer in Creative Writing and a Writer in…

Exciting mix on James Tait Black shortlist
Exciting mix on James Tait Black shortlist

(23 May 2013)

The shortlist of one of Britain’s oldest literature awards is a wonderful mix of established and emerging writers, including rising stars such as Jenni…

Rare Harry Potter First Edition Raises 150k
Rare Harry Potter First Edition Raises 150k

(23 May 2013)

A unique edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has raised an impressive £150k as part of a sale of annotated first editions for…

Edinburgh's Rebustours awarded 4 stars
Edinburgh's Rebustours awarded 4 stars

(22 May 2013)

Our congrats to Mr Colin Brown,  Rebustours  director and regular salon attendee - Rebustours has just been awarded Four Stars out of five by…

Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship launched
Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship launched

(16 May 2013)

A new fellowship to support writers based in Scotland has been established to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr Gavin Wallace. Gavin was a…

Great Gatsby first edition sold in Edinburgh
Great Gatsby first edition sold in Edinburgh

(16 May 2013)

A first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of glamour and greed in the Jazz Age recently sold for £1875, more than double its…

Mysterious book sculptor strikes again
Mysterious book sculptor strikes again

(16 May 2013)

The Scottish Poetry Library has been surprised by the appearance of yet another gorgeous book sculpture from Edinburgh’s mysterious benefactor, the first received…

Shortlist for Bloody Scotland and Lennoxlove
Shortlist for Bloody Scotland and Lennoxlove

(16 May 2013)

Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s first-ever international crime writing festival, and the Lennoxlove Book Festival have been shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish Thistle Awards in the…

Ardtornish Writers Retreat: open for applications
Ardtornish Writers Retreat: open for applications

(09 May 2013)

Last year award-winning author  Jackie Kay  was Writer in Residence at Ardtornish Writers Retreat. She stayed in Rose Cottage on the estate, using the…

Opportunity: Young Writers Awards
Opportunity: Young Writers Awards

(09 May 2013)

Are you aged between 14 and 17 and living in Scotland? Do you love to…

National Flash Fiction Day for Edinburgh
National Flash Fiction Day for Edinburgh

(06 May 2013)

Blind Poetics ,  Illicit Ink ,  Inky Fingers  and  Writers' Bloc  have come together to celebrate the UK’s second National Flash Fiction Day.…

Thoughts from our intern Stefani one month in
Thoughts from our intern Stefani one month in

(03 May 2013)

We're delighted to have two interns with us for two days a week for two months, with thanks to support from  Amb:IT:ion Scotland…

New Graphic Novel award announced
New Graphic Novel award announced

(02 May 2013)

A new award for English Language graphic novels has been announced. Created in collaboration with Edinburgh International Book Festival and Graphic Scotland, the 9th…

Scottish Book Trust invites tales of treasure
Scottish Book Trust invites tales of treasure

(02 May 2013)

Scottish Book Trust is celebrating the news that  Book Week Scotland  will return for a second year with a new collection of stories and…

Job opportunity: City of Literature
Job opportunity: City of Literature

(01 May 2013)

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is looking for a Communications Executive.   Deadline: 15th May 2013  In 2004 Edinburgh…

V. S. Pritchett Memorial Prize open for submission
V. S. Pritchett Memorial Prize open for submission

(25 April 2013)

The Royal Society of Literature has announced that the fourteenth V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for best unpublished short story of the year is now…

World Press Freedom Day 2013: 3rd May
World Press Freedom Day 2013: 3rd May

(25 April 2013)

May 3rd is the date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media…

Edinburgh Showcase 2013 announced
Edinburgh Showcase 2013 announced

(24 April 2013)

We're excited today to learn of the participants in this year's British Council Edinburgh Showcase . A biennial project, the showcase…

Granta Best Young Novelists
Granta Best Young Novelists

(15 April 2013)

2013 may be the most exciting year for Young British Novelists in 10 years. For only the 4th time in 40 years, the Granta and…

Leith Library Clothes Swap
Leith Library Clothes Swap

(15 April 2013)

For the budget conscious fashionista, Leith Library will be the place to be on Saturday 27th of April from 2pm-4pm. The library…

Edinburgh World Writers' Conference seeks artist
Edinburgh World Writers' Conference seeks artist

(11 April 2013)

The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference, the project responsible for a series of events travelling the world capturing the essence of today’s literature, is on the…

John Byrne to transform the Kings Dome
John Byrne to transform the Kings Dome

(11 April 2013)

The ceiling of the King’s Theatre Dome will soon undergo a dramatic transformation, thanks to a new commission from renowned Scottish artist John Byrne.…

Opportunity: James Hogg Creative residency
Opportunity: James Hogg Creative residency

(11 April 2013)

The Ettrick and Yarrow Development Project have secured funding for a James Hogg Creative residency to be based in the upper Ettrick Valley, Selkirkshire…

Staying up late for World Book Night 2013
Staying up late for World Book Night 2013

(11 April 2013)

World Book Night returns on 23 April, encouraging booklovers everywhere to share their favourite books, take part in special events or simply stay up late…

Getting to know... our intern Mariclaire
Getting to know... our intern Mariclaire

(08 April 2013)

We're delighted to have two interns with us for two days a week for the next two months, with thanks to support from…

World Heritage Day: 18 April
World Heritage Day: 18 April

(05 April 2013)

World Heritage Day is a globally celebrated day dedicated to raising awareness of the diversity of cultural heritage. Edinburgh’s World Heritage charity, funded by…

Getting to know... our intern Stefani
Getting to know... our intern Stefani

(04 April 2013)

We're delighted to have two interns with us for two days a week for the next two months, with thanks to support from…

Discover Edinburgh's Hidden Georgian Gems
Discover Edinburgh's Hidden Georgian Gems

(28 March 2013)

A new tour from Mercat - Scotland’s only 5 star walking tour company - is offering everyone the chance to discover some of the hidden…

Funded PhD Studentship
Funded PhD Studentship

(26 March 2013)

The Poetry and Practice of Thomas A. Clark University of Dundee / Scottish Poetry Library Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral…

National Poetry Month is almost upon us
National Poetry Month is almost upon us

(21 March 2013)

Every year, April brings us National Poetry Month – a time to celebrate poetry in all its glory. In a literary city such as Edinburgh,…

Scottish Literature Call for Papers
Scottish Literature Call for Papers

(21 March 2013)

In 2014, the first World Congress of Scottish Literatures in the College of Arts will be launched. Hosted by the University of Glasgow, the congress…

Edinburgh Library Service Shortlisted for Award
Edinburgh Library Service Shortlisted for Award

(15 March 2013)

Our literary city has an excellent library service, a fact that’s caught the attention of the judges for the 2013 instalment of The Bookseller Industry…

Inky Fingers Seeks Workshop Facilitators
Inky Fingers Seeks Workshop Facilitators

(15 March 2013)

Local writers’ collective Inky Fingers is looking for two experienced workshop facilitators able to introduce spoken word and performance poetry to local writers’ groups this…

Mardibooks and IdeasTap launch short story comp
Mardibooks and IdeasTap launch short story comp

(08 March 2013)

Short story writers who are looking for the chance to get a little feedback on their work are invited to submit stories to a new…

Scotland's largest Children's Book Prize winners
Scotland's largest Children's Book Prize winners

(08 March 2013)

Children from around the country have chosen the winners of the 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards – two Edinburgh-based authors John Fardell and Jonathan Meres…

Job opportunity: Marketing & Comms Officer
Job opportunity: Marketing & Comms Officer

(05 March 2013)

The Scottish Storytelling Centre seeks a Marketing & Communications Officer, fixed term until 31 December 2013 Salary £18,300 to £19,830 Main…

Fellowship to honour Dr. Gavin Wallace announced
Fellowship to honour Dr. Gavin Wallace announced

(01 March 2013)

A new fellowship has been launched to pay tribute to the lifelong passion, vision and commitment of Dr. Gavin Wallace, a wise and supportive addition…

New Historical Fiction Festival launches
New Historical Fiction Festival launches

(01 March 2013)

Summerhall , Edinburgh’s newest and biggest arts complex, launches the inaugural Historical Fiction Festival. The festival, which will be the biggest of its…

Walking with Poets Residencies
Walking with Poets Residencies

(01 March 2013)

'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.' …

Job opportunity: SPL project manager
Job opportunity: SPL project manager

(28 February 2013)

SPL project manager (freelance) The Scottish Poetry Library is looking for a part-time manager for two exciting projects: the Walking with Poets Residency during…

New Manga store opens in Edinburgh
New Manga store opens in Edinburgh

(22 February 2013)

Manga and Anime fans in Scotland’s capital now have the chance to browse shelves packed with their favourite Japanese characters here in Edinburgh, thanks to…

Poetry takes to the catwalk with StAnza
Poetry takes to the catwalk with StAnza

(22 February 2013)

Poetry will have a chance to shine on the catwalk at this year’s StAnza poetry festival , thanks to a unique collaboration between two…

Caledonia Dreamin' seeks strange Scottish fiction
Caledonia Dreamin' seeks strange Scottish fiction

(15 February 2013)

Scottish writers Chris Kelso and Hal Duncan all calling out to Scottish writers – whether by dint of birth or inclination – to…

Kirsty Wark and Sally Magnusson: Inspirations
Kirsty Wark and Sally Magnusson: Inspirations

(15 February 2013)

Two of Scotland’s leading female journalists and presenters will discuss their inspirations at a unique event at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. The unmissable…

Our Town Stories: Literary Edinburgh
Our Town Stories: Literary Edinburgh

(15 February 2013)

Unravel and explore Edinburgh’s fascinating past with the help of the Our Town Stories Site. Created by Edinburgh Libraries and with help from a…

Call for submissions
Call for submissions

(12 February 2013)

Contributions are sought for Literary Translation and Scotland , an edited collection of translated poetry, translated short fiction, and critical essays in English,…

Dissecting Edinburgh: Medicine and Literature
Dissecting Edinburgh: Medicine and Literature

(08 February 2013)

There are many facets to Edinburgh’s personality and the Dissecting Edinburgh project highlights two of its most fascinating.   The city has…

Glitz Lit: Encouraging teen readers
Glitz Lit: Encouraging teen readers

(08 February 2013)

In an age where teenage girls are increasingly saying they don’t have enough time for books, new initiative Glitz Lit aims to help them reconnect…

Sad loss for the City of Literature
Sad loss for the City of Literature

(06 February 2013)

We are deeply saddened by the death of Gavin Wallace. Gavin was a Portfolio Manager at Creative Scotland, and handled Literature, Publishing and…

Alexander McCall Smith unveils art wall
Alexander McCall Smith unveils art wall

(05 February 2013)

Alexander McCall Smith unveiled a public art wall bearing his words - 'This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden…

New home for the City of Literature Trust
New home for the City of Literature Trust

(01 February 2013)

After several happy years housed at the Central Library on George IV Bridge, the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is heading to a…

StAnza 2013 poetry festival programme launched
StAnza 2013 poetry festival programme launched

(01 February 2013)

The exciting programme for StAnza 2013 was revealed at the National Library here in Edinburgh this week at a special event featuring guests Ron…

Internship: City of Literature Trust
Internship: City of Literature Trust

(24 January 2013)

The City of Literature Trust is looking for support from two interns for the period February 2013 – April 2013. Edinburgh is the world's…

Winter literary events for firing your imagination
Winter literary events for firing your imagination

(24 January 2013)

Winter in the capital may be chilly and a touch grey on occasion, but the libraries, arts organisations and bookshops of Edinburgh are inviting…

Edinburgh Libraries offering online magazines
Edinburgh Libraries offering online magazines

(18 January 2013)

We may already love our libraries for their brilliant books, community services and friendly spaces, but now readers can enjoy a whole new selection…

Rare Burns poem up for auction
Rare Burns poem up for auction

(18 January 2013)

As we ready ourselves for the festivities of Burns Night (find out how Edinburgh is celebrating the bard ), a 222-year-old poem by Robert…

Job opportunity: Writer Development Manager
Job opportunity: Writer Development Manager

(17 January 2013)

Writer Development Manager (Maternity Leave) Reporting to Head of Programme Salary: £26,000 per annum, full-time. This is a fixed term post…

Burns Night in Edinburgh
Burns Night in Edinburgh

(14 January 2013)

Tis the season to... remember Rabbie Burns! Burns Night on 25th January is fast approaching, and there's plenty of events going on in our…

50 Plays for Edinburgh
50 Plays for Edinburgh

(11 January 2013)

To celebrate fifty years of magical theatre, the Traverse is staging a unique event with the help of its recently chosen Traverse Fifty…

Burns Night at Captain's Bar
Burns Night at Captain's Bar

(11 January 2013)

Our friends at Captain's Bar are having a Burns night on Tuesday 22nd January . For the second year Neil Thomson…

Wee Stories for all ages
Wee Stories for all ages

(09 January 2013)

Are you interested in creating work for a shared performance? Are you between 6 and 96 ? This six month long community participatory…

Nicola Morgan: Patron of Reading!
Nicola Morgan: Patron of Reading!

(08 January 2013)

Edinburgh's Nicola Morgan has just become Scotland's first Patron of Reading. This new scheme, devised by Tim Redgrave, dynamic Head of Ysgol Esgob Morgan in…

Festive wishes from Edinburgh's Makar
Festive wishes from Edinburgh's Makar

(21 December 2012)

A wee word from Edinburgh's Makar Ron Butlin, on the year coming to a close and the one about to begin...…

Three cheers for Traverse Fifty
Three cheers for Traverse Fifty

(21 December 2012)

All set to celebrate 50 years of brilliant performances, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre reveals its Traverse Fifty, whose plays will be performed in January. Earlier…

Opportunity: we seek Trustees to join our Board
Opportunity: we seek Trustees to join our Board

(19 December 2012)

Do you love books, words, ideas? Adore Edinburgh? Are you inspired that Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, pioneer in an…

Festive opening hours
Festive opening hours

(18 December 2012)

In case you're planning a visit to one of Edinburgh's bookish institutions, some details of festive opening hours:  National Library…

Stuart Kelly joins Man Booker Prize judging panel
Stuart Kelly joins Man Booker Prize judging panel

(18 December 2012)

Critic Stuart Kelly has been selected as a judge for the Man Booker Prize 2013 , joining BBC presenter Martha Kearney, writer and…

Canongate Winter Wall projects festive fun
Canongate Winter Wall projects festive fun

(14 December 2012)

Edinburgh’s winter walkers can enjoy a special dose of festive fun this year, thanks to the Canongate Winter Wall. Featuring animated snowflakes drawn by…

StAnza 2013 welcomes Welsh poets
StAnza 2013 welcomes Welsh poets

(14 December 2012)

Scotland’s International Poetry Festival will welcome seven Welsh poets to take part in the proceedings in 2013 - including the National Poet of Wales,…

Angela Carter wins James Taits 'best of the best'
Angela Carter wins James Taits 'best of the best'

(07 December 2012)

Angela Carter’s masterpiece Nights at the Circus has been selected as best of the best by the James Tait Black…

Saltire Society Literary Awards 2012
Saltire Society Literary Awards 2012

(04 December 2012)

The Saltire Society Literary Awards' winners were announced at the National Library of Scotland on St Andrew's Day as part of Book…

A fresh wave of mysterious paper sculptures

(30 November 2012)

The fabulous paper sculptures celebrating the beauty of books that took Edinburgh by storm last year have returned – in support of Book Week…

How to be a World Book Night giver
How to be a World Book Night giver

(30 November 2012)

On April 23, tens of thousands of book lovers will give away free copies of some of their favourite books as part of World…

Two graphic novels on Costa shortlist
Two graphic novels on Costa shortlist

(23 November 2012)

Two graphic novels have been included in the shortlist for the 2012 Costa Book Awards, showing some welcome love for the artform. Days…

Blackwell's Children's Book Tree 2012
Blackwell's Children's Book Tree 2012

(21 November 2012)

The Children's Book Tree project, run by Blackwell's Bookshop in South Bridge, has launched for 2012, with German biscuits, fruit punch and a few…

Edinburgh's paper sculptures return from tour
Edinburgh's paper sculptures return from tour

(16 November 2012)

In the summer, Edinburgh waved a temporary goodbye to its collection of mysterious paper sculptures . Now, having completed a nationwide tour, all ten…

Scotlands literary stars slug it out for Saltire
Scotlands literary stars slug it out for Saltire

(16 November 2012)

The Saltire Society’s Scottish Book of the Year 2012 shortlist sees a swathe of literary heavyweights tipped for the £5,000 prize. With such a…

The Late John Libbel...
The Late John Libbel...

(12 November 2012)

Robert Louis Stevenson Day 13 November 2012 You may have been…

Previously: History Festival offers peek into past
Previously: History Festival offers peek into past

(09 November 2012)

For a wee peek into Scotland’s fascinating past, have a gander at the packed programme for Previously... Scotland’s History Festival. Running between 13 –…

Happy publication day to Ian Rankin!
Happy publication day to Ian Rankin!

(08 November 2012)

Rebus returns to bookshelves across the land today, with the publication of Ian Rankin’s long-awaited Standing in Another Man’s Grave .…

World Book Night 2013: titles announced
World Book Night 2013: titles announced

(08 November 2012)

Drum roll please! World Book Night's 20 titles for 2013 have been revealed, and we're delighted to see books by two of Edinburgh's favourite…

Anobii First Book Award. And the winner is...
Anobii First Book Award. And the winner is...

(05 November 2012)

Dr Youssef Ziedan’s debut novel, Azazeel , was announced today as the winner of the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Anobii First…

Traverse Fifty deadline on horizon
Traverse Fifty deadline on horizon

(02 November 2012)

Edinburgh’s own Traverse Theatre plans to celebrate  50 years of brilliant performances with the help of 50 new writers in 2013 - and the…

#RLSDay 2012: Robert Louis Stevenson Day

(26 October 2012)

  For RLS DAY 2013 click here…

Book Week Scotland brilliance launched
Book Week Scotland brilliance launched

(26 October 2012)

The appetite of even the biggest bibliophile is sure to be sated with the launch of the new Book Week Scotland programme. Stuffed with…

Top book award looking for best of the best
Top book award looking for best of the best

(26 October 2012)

The long-running James Tait Black Prize is this year searching for the pinnacle of perfection, having announced a Best of the Best…

Authors abound at Edinburgh Radical Book Fair
Authors abound at Edinburgh Radical Book Fair

(19 October 2012)

The Edinburgh Radical Book Fair will roll into Out The Blue Drill Hall between 24-28 October for its 16th edition, bringing a whole host…

Discover NLS nominated for best cover award
Discover NLS nominated for best cover award

(19 October 2012)

The National Library of Scotland’s magazine, Discover NLS, has been nominated for ‘Best Scottish Magazine Cover of the Decade’ at the Scottish Magazine Awards.…

By Leaves We Live Book Fair approaches
By Leaves We Live Book Fair approaches

(12 October 2012)

The annual book fair at By Leaves We Live is the ideal place for bibliophiles and poetry fanatics to indulge in some of their…

Edinburgh Central Library launches WW1 History Hub
Edinburgh Central Library launches WW1 History Hub

(12 October 2012)

The World War One History Hub is a new resource for anyone curious about the men and women who survived those turbulent years. Located…

Spotlight on Dyslexia: Dyslexia Awareness Week
Spotlight on Dyslexia: Dyslexia Awareness Week

(12 October 2012)

Now in its 21st year, Dyslexia Awareness Week returns for 2012 with the theme ‘Spotlight on Dyslexia’. This annual campaign highlights the problems –…

New Reading Room for National Library
New Reading Room for National Library

(05 October 2012)

The National Library of Scotland is happy to announce the opening of a new Reading Room at its main library building on George IV…

Tam o' Shanter Great Reboot extension announced
Tam o' Shanter Great Reboot extension announced

(05 October 2012)

As the closing date for the Great of Tam o’ Shanter grew near, the judges were inundated with requests for an extension. Keen to…

New home for Neu! Reekie!
New home for Neu! Reekie!

(28 September 2012)

Monthly literary event Neu! Reekie! has found a new home at arts complex Summerhall. The team behind the monthly avant-garde celebration of poetry…

New training opportunities for writers from SBT
New training opportunities for writers from SBT

(28 September 2012)

The Scottish Book Trust has announced a call for applications for two excellent training opportunities for published writers.  …

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2012
Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2012

(28 September 2012)

Once Upon a Story: Folktales of Europe 19-28th October   This autumn, Scotland lights its seasonal storytelling…

Hansel and Gretel ballet based writing competition
Hansel and Gretel ballet based writing competition

(21 September 2012)

The National Library of Scotland, Scottish Ballet and The Scotsman have teamed up to launch a creative writing contest for adults with a twist.…

Tense wait for J K Rowlings Casual Vacancy
Tense wait for J K Rowlings Casual Vacancy

(21 September 2012)

The wait for J K Rowling’s latest book has been anything but casual. Potter-lovers and literature pundits alike have been feverishly awaiting The…

Simon Puttock on Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlist!
Simon Puttock on Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlist!

(20 September 2012)

Our hearty congrats and throaty cheers go to Edinburgh dwelling, lit salon regular, and frequently dapper Simon Puttock – his book The Baby…

Literary fun at Edinburgh Doors Open Day
Literary fun at Edinburgh Doors Open Day

(14 September 2012)

Every year some of Edinburgh’s most beautiful buildings and inspiring organisations throw their doors open and invite the city in to explore free of charge.…

New workshops and events at the Traverse
New workshops and events at the Traverse

(14 September 2012)

The Traverse Theatre is encouraging new writers and emerging directors to come along and hone their skills at a variety of new workshops and…

New library times from October 1
New library times from October 1

(04 September 2012)

Good news for library lovers! Library times they are a-changing! From 1 October 2012, twenty of the City of Edinburgh Council…

Green Pencil Award 2012
Green Pencil Award 2012

(30 August 2012)

Green Pencil Award , an annual creative writing competition for Edinburgh children, was launched at the Hermitage of Braid with pupils…

Impossible Gifties by Sheena Blackhall
Impossible Gifties by Sheena Blackhall

(29 August 2012)

We're delighted to learn that Aberdeen's Sheena Blackhall has written ten poems in response to Edinburgh book sculptures! The sculptures are currently…

Traverse Fifty!
Traverse Fifty!

(29 August 2012)

2013 is a very big year for the Traverse Theatre here in Edinburgh. They'll be celebrating their 50th birthday, and invite 50…

Ken MacLeod Becomes University Writer In Residence
Ken MacLeod Becomes University Writer In Residence

(16 August 2012)

Renowned sci-fi author Ken MacLeod has been selected as Writer in Residence at Edinburgh Napier University . Hailing from Stornoway, Ken is…

RLS's 'Thrawn Janet' reinvented
RLS's 'Thrawn Janet' reinvented

(13 August 2012)

Andrew C Ferguson loves Robert Louis Stevenson, and has some exciting news relating to Stevenson's 'Thrawn Janet'.  Though he has too many…

Edinburgh hosts UK's First Magazine Festival
Edinburgh hosts UK's First Magazine Festival

(09 August 2012)

Edinburgh will be hosting the very first UK festival dedicated to magazines! MagFest will take over Our Dynamic Earth…

Award for Drama Added to James Tait Black
Award for Drama Added to James Tait Black

(02 August 2012)

Great news for playwrights! Britain’s oldest literary awards, the James Tait Black prizes, have just announced that a new £10,000 award for drama has…

Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
Calling All Nonfiction Writers!

(02 August 2012)

Hi-Arts , in association with literary agents Jenny Brown Associates , are on the hunt for Scotland's best unpublished nonfiction.…

Edinburgh's mysterious Book Sculptures on tour!
Edinburgh's mysterious Book Sculptures on tour!

(31 July 2012)

We're delighted to be joining forces with the Scottish Poetry Library to send Edinburgh's mysterious Book Sculptures on a national tour…

Extraordinary Booklovers wanted...
Extraordinary Booklovers wanted...

(30 July 2012)

Can you help save the nation from boredom with fantastic reading recommendations? Do you know someone who can? Scottish Book Trust has a very…

Mentoring Programme for New Playwrights
Mentoring Programme for New Playwrights

(26 July 2012)

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland are offering all Scottish and Scotland-based writers the opportunity to join their mentoring programme. Every year, the organisation offers…

Edinburgh World Writers' Conference
Edinburgh World Writers' Conference

(25 July 2012)

Fancy sitting side by side with fifty world-renowned authors to discuss and debate the meaning and role of fiction in the world today? OF…

Call for volunteers...
Call for volunteers...

(17 July 2012)

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Opportunity: Administrative support
Opportunity: Administrative support

(13 July 2012)

We need a helping hand... Administrative Support Services: Administrative Support Freelance – 1 day per week Duration: September 2012…

Leith Library Turns 80!
Leith Library Turns 80!

(12 July 2012)

The very lovely Leith Library is turning 80! They're celebrating this milestone in style, and they invite you to join them.…

Tagore Exhibition at Edinburgh Napier
Tagore Exhibition at Edinburgh Napier

(11 July 2012)

Edinburgh Napier University will be opening its doors for 'The Wayfaring Poet' an exhibition of photos giving us a snapshot into the life of…

Creative Writing experiment...
Creative Writing experiment...

(06 July 2012)

Would you like to be part of an engaging writing exercise, while possibly making a contribution to research in writing tools development? Of course…

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2012/13
Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2012/13

(03 July 2012)

Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2012/13 have now opened. And this year, things…

Invitation to tender for new website
Invitation to tender for new website

(28 June 2012)

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New Stevenson Archive in Edinburgh
New Stevenson Archive in Edinburgh

(28 June 2012)

Some exciting news for R.L.S fans! A very special archive full of books, papers, letters, diaries and other interesting artefacts documenting the life of…

Scottish Children's Book Awards Shortlist
Scottish Children's Book Awards Shortlist

(26 June 2012)

Finalists for the 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards have been announced! Run by our friends over at the Scottish Book Trust,…

Rebus Tours exclusive for 2012!
Rebus Tours exclusive for 2012!

(25 June 2012)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Rebus novel, Rebustours have made a thrilling announcement: their tours at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe will…

Edinburgh International Book Festival!
Edinburgh International Book Festival!

(20 June 2012)

One of our favourite days in Edinburgh’s literary calendar is almost upon us – the launch of the Edinburgh International Book Festival! The day…

Take Tea with Turing - call for submissions
Take Tea with Turing - call for submissions

(19 June 2012)

Take Tea With Turing is a digital anthology of original creative work inspired by all elements of the life and legacy of Alan…

What's your literary moment?
What's your literary moment?

(15 June 2012)

Over at the English Literature department of the University of Edinburgh this year they've been celebrating their 250th birthday. As part of those celebrations,…

Finalists Announced for Book Awards 2012
Finalists Announced for Book Awards 2012

(14 June 2012)

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 2012 - Finalists Announced The four finalists for Creative Scotland’s Scottish Mortgage Investment…

Jobs: Website Editor
Jobs: Website Editor

(13 June 2012)

The Scottish Book Trust seek a Website Editor This is a permanent part-time post, 3 days per week (Monday – Wednesday). Appointment will start…

lo-fi Scottish Low Budget Film Initiative
lo-fi Scottish Low Budget Film Initiative

(07 June 2012)

Calling all Writers, Directors and Producers...lo-fi wants you! lo-fi is a Scottish, low budget film initiative looking for exciting, up-and-coming talent.…

Rebus is Back!
Rebus is Back!

(07 June 2012)

Infamous Edinburgh-based writer Ian Rankin has announced the return of Detective Inspector John Rebus! After five years of absence, Rankin decided there…

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: New stories discovered
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: New stories discovered

(30 May 2012)

It seems that even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could have an off day... After Conan Doyle’s death in 1930, his publisher John…

Plans to Celebrate Dickens in Scotland
Plans to Celebrate Dickens in Scotland

(22 May 2012)

Aberdeen could become home to Scotland’s first ever Dickens Fellowship branch. The Dickens Fellowship was founded in London in 1902,…

Tam o' Shanter Reboot
Tam o' Shanter Reboot

(22 May 2012)

Tam o’ Shanter was written by our national bard, Robert Burns, way back in 1790. The story of Tam’s journey home from the tavern…

New play from Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin
New play from Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin

(18 May 2012)

Sweet Dreams, Ron Butlin's first original stage play, will be on at Oran Mor in Glasgow from 28 May to 2 June.…

Edinburgh Success at Bookseller Industry Awards!
Edinburgh Success at Bookseller Industry Awards!

(15 May 2012)

It’s a double whammy for Edinburgh at the 2012 Bookseller Industry Awards ! We were very pleased to bring you the news when…

Norwich becomes sixth City of Literature

(10 May 2012)

We congratulate Norwich on becoming the sixth UNESCO City of Literature , the second in the UK, and look forward…

Jobs: Living Voices Scotland Project Co-ordinator
Jobs: Living Voices Scotland Project Co-ordinator

(09 May 2012)

The Scottish Poetry Library and the Scottish Storytelling Centre seek a Project Co-ordinator for exciting pilot project, Living Voices. LIVING VOICES:…

Jobs: PR Manager
Jobs: PR Manager

(03 May 2012)

The Scottish Book Trust seek a PR Manager Full Time, Maternity Cover – 6 months From July to December 2012 Salary: …

More Story Shop Success!
More Story Shop Success!

(01 May 2012)

Having brought you the good news about Story Shop alumni Angela Jackson’s success as she gets her first book published, we have…

News for Illustrators: Picture Hooks
News for Illustrators: Picture Hooks

(01 May 2012)

Calling all children’s illustrators! Picture Hooks are an exciting team of individuals who all believe passionately about the importance of…

Jobs: Children's Programme Co-ordinator
Jobs: Children's Programme Co-ordinator

(30 April 2012)

The Scottish Book Trust seek a Children’s Programme Co-ordinator Salary: £19,000 Full-time The post is for a fixed term until the…

Jennie Erdal on Desmond Elliott Prize longlist
Jennie Erdal on Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

(27 April 2012)

Congratulations to Jennie Erdal, whose novel The Missing Shade of Blue has been longlisted for the fifth Desmond Elliott Prize 2012! The…

Brand New Mercat Tours
Brand New Mercat Tours

(24 April 2012)

Take a look at what the lovely people at Mercat Tours are up to! Here at City of Literature, we…

Story Shop success!
Story Shop success!

(24 April 2012)

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Edinburgh Celebrates at Bookseller Industry Awards
Edinburgh Celebrates at Bookseller Industry Awards

(17 April 2012)

It’s good news for our City of Literature at the 2012 Bookseller Industry Awards . A big congratulations to Edinburgh…

EIBF 2012 RBS Schools Programme
EIBF 2012 RBS Schools Programme

(17 April 2012)

Edinburgh International Book Festival have just released their 2012 RBS Schools Programme. Throughout August, the festival has organised events for…

J.K Rowling Announces New Book
J.K Rowling Announces New Book

(17 April 2012)

J.K Rowling has announced her return with new novel The Casual Vacancy , her first since the last in the Harry Potter series…

Jobs: Writer Development Administrator
Jobs: Writer Development Administrator

(16 April 2012)

The Scottish Book Trust seek a Writer Development Administrator Salary: £18,000 pro rata, full-time permanent Background Scottish Book Trust…

Canongate Talks: a new events series for Edinburgh
Canongate Talks: a new events series for Edinburgh

(11 April 2012)

Our vibrant City of Literature has a brand new monthly events series, courtesy of award-winning publisher Canongate Books.  Canongate Talks…

Double Celebrations for English Lit. Dept.
Double Celebrations for English Lit. Dept.

(05 April 2012)

A big congratulations to the University of Edinburgh's English Literature Department as they win the title of Best Department at this year’s EUSA…

Jobs: Programme Manager (maternity)
Jobs: Programme Manager (maternity)

(05 April 2012)

Writers' Centre Norwich is currently looking for a Programme Manager (Maternity Cover) . Norwich is an exciting literary hub,…

Fledgling Press Design Competition Winner
Fledgling Press Design Competition Winner

(29 March 2012)

Edinburgh College of Art student Camilla Botterell has been announced as the winner of the 2012 Fledgling Press Design Competition.…

Napier Student Publishing Project
Napier Student Publishing Project

(29 March 2012)

Have a gander at what Edinburgh’s Napier University MSc Publishing folk are up to. Two teams of students are currently working on…

NEW Skriva Writing School
NEW Skriva Writing School

(29 March 2012)

A new writing school has just emerged in our City of Literature. Skriva Writing School, which will be based in the city's Summerhall…

enLIGHTen... What did you think?
enLIGHTen... What did you think?

(27 March 2012)

After weeks of lighting up our literary city, enLIGHTen has come to an end.  Now it's down to you! We would love to know…

Literary line up at this year's Science Festival
Literary line up at this year's Science Festival

(26 March 2012)

Jo Power, Marketing Officer at the Edinburgh International Science Festival , tells us more about this year's bookish line up... Science and…

Jobs: Early Years Outreach Manager at SBT
Jobs: Early Years Outreach Manager at SBT

(23 March 2012)

Scottish Book Trust Early Years Programme Job Description Early Years Outreach Manager Salary £30,000 per annum   Full-time, fixed term one year…

Jobs: Digital Marketing at Scottish Book Trust
Jobs: Digital Marketing at Scottish Book Trust

(19 March 2012)

Digital Marketing Co-ordinator Job Description This is a permanent full-time post. Salary: £21,000 per year Background Scottish Book Trust (SBT)…

Seven Wonders of Scotland
Seven Wonders of Scotland

(17 February 2012)

It's a competition, from our friends at Birlinn...  The Seven Wonders of Scotland is a creative project to imagine seven wonders of…

Edinburgh Library Excitement

(13 February 2012)

Following National Library Day earlier this month, here at the City of Literature hub we thought it was about time to celebrate…

Job Opportunity: Scottish Poetry Library
Job Opportunity: Scottish Poetry Library

(13 February 2012)

The Scottish Poetry Library is looking for a Programme Manager to start in Spring 2012. Those interested in joining this dynamic organisation and who…

Jobs: Edinburgh International Book Festival
Jobs: Edinburgh International Book Festival

(19 January 2012)

If you love books the Edinburgh International Book Festival is a terrific opportunity to gain experience in the festival and literary sector. EIBF…

Opportunity for playwrights: Creative Fellowship

(12 January 2012)

The University of Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (IASH), in partnership with the Traverse Theatre, have opened applications…

Masters by Research Studentships

(20 December 2011)

Edinburgh Napier University ’s Institute of Creative Industries has announced that applications are open for a funded , part time Masters…

enLIGHTen given green light for 2012
enLIGHTen given green light for 2012

(15 December 2011)

enLIGHTen 2012   We're delighted to…

Edinburgh authors on Saltire Society
Edinburgh authors on Saltire Society

(05 December 2011)

Luke Williams ’ The Echo Chamber was unveiled as the winner of the Best First Book category at yesterday’s Saltire…

Mystery Book Sculptures on the BBC
Mystery Book Sculptures on the BBC

(29 November 2011)

Listen to a great feature on BBC Radio Scotland’s lunchtime Book Cafe . Regular visitors here are probably aware of the…

Job Opportunity: Scottish Poetry Library

(24 November 2011)

The Scottish Poetry Library is looking for a Communications Manager to start in January. Those interested in joining this dynamic organisation and who are…

Cove Park Literature Residencies

(15 November 2011)

Cove Park have just announced that applications for their 2012 programme of funded literature residencies are now open. Cove Park,…

New Writers' Awards for Playwrights

(08 November 2011)

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland is excited to announce that the application process for the New Writers’ Awards for Playwrights is now open. Along…

UNESCO Creative Cities Conference

(02 November 2011)

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is very pleased to have been asked to be a guest speaker in Seoul, South Korea, at their…

Peggy Hughes joins City of Literature Trust
Peggy Hughes joins City of Literature Trust

(28 October 2011)

There’s a new member of the team at Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust – Peggy Hughes will take up the role of Communications Executive…

An illustrious new arrival at Makars' Court
An illustrious new arrival at Makars' Court

(27 October 2011)

Edinburgh-born James Boswell , the 18th century biographer and diarist, will be receiving a rather belated birthday present…

Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap hits the BBC
Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap hits the BBC

(25 October 2011)

City of Literature can not wait for new BBC series The Slap, based on the novel by award-winning Australian author Christos Tsiolkas. Hailing…

Stage to Page
Stage to Page

(20 October 2011)

Are you a budding playwright looking for the chance to collaborate and create with others? The Playwrights’ Studio Scotland is…

Opportunity for New Writers with SBT
Opportunity for New Writers with SBT

(18 October 2011)

Calling all Edinburgh-based writers! The Scottish Book Trust has just announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2011/12 are now open.…

New Scottish Digital Publishing Company Announced
New Scottish Digital Publishing Company Announced

(12 October 2011)

City of Literature are very excited to hear that Edinburgh-based novelist and literary agent, Allan Guthrie, has joined forces with serial entrepreneur and social…

Lennoxlove Book Festival
Lennoxlove Book Festival

(06 October 2011)

The programme for the third Lennoxlove Book Festival 2011 has been announced, with an intriguing double theme: creativity and power.  The Festival,…

Job Opportunity: Scottish Poetry Library

(26 September 2011)

The Scottish Poetry Library is looking for a project manager for WorldWideWords, the SPL’s project to broadcast a poem a day from each of…

New Chair for City of Literature Board of Trustees
New Chair for City of Literature Board of Trustees

(07 September 2011)

Mary Campbell appointed as new Chair of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust Edinburgh UNESCO City of…

Edinburgh City of Literature News
Edinburgh City of Literature News

(06 September 2011)

A letter from Anna Burkey, as she moves on from Edinburgh City of Literature. Hello hello, After…

Mystery Book Sculptures

(26 August 2011)

An anonymous artist blazes a trail with some amazing gifts   If you have been following the news…

Reykjavik becomes fifth City of Literature
Reykjavik becomes fifth City of Literature

(05 August 2011)

We congratulate Reykjavik on becoming the fifth UNESCO City of Literature , and the first non-English speaking one, and…

Poetry Marathon - Call for Readers
Poetry Marathon - Call for Readers

(02 August 2011)

Edinburgh writer Kevin Cadwallender is looking for 100 writers to do 15-minute readings as part of a 36-hour Poetry Marathon this August. The event…

Grand Opening of new National Museum of Scotland
Grand Opening of new National Museum of Scotland

(28 July 2011)

On 29 July the stunning new National Museum of Scotland (NMS) opens its doors to the public, revealing a radical transformation. The £47 million…

Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair
Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair

(25 July 2011)

Local multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, will present An Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair on 7th August at Forest Café. From 12pm to 5pm, there…

Opportunity for Writers - New Writing Scotland 30
Opportunity for Writers - New Writing Scotland 30

(11 July 2011)

Submissions for New Writing Scotland are now invited from writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. All forms of writing…

Andrea Levy wins Walter Scott prize
Andrea Levy wins Walter Scott prize

(22 June 2011)

This weekend at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, it was announced that author Andrea Levy has been awarded the Walter Scott prize. Levy’s…

EIBF 2011  Programme Launched!
EIBF 2011 Programme Launched!

(16 June 2011)

Today saw the official launch of the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival programme, hurray! Literary Edinburgers waited patiently on the beautifully…

John Murray Archive joins UNESCO
John Murray Archive joins UNESCO

(14 June 2011)

Edinburgh’s rich heritage has once more been celebrated as UNESCO selects the John Murray Archive (JMA) as part of its UK version of…

Internship: City of Literature Trust
Internship: City of Literature Trust

(13 June 2011)

The City of Literature Trust is recruiting an intern for the period July 2011 - September 2011. The successful applicant will work alongside the Communications…

Creative Writing Opportunity
Creative Writing Opportunity

(08 June 2011)

This July, Edinburgh welcomes over a hundred Creative Writing students, staff and special guests from the University of New Orleans for a month-long series…

Job Opportunity: I.T Services

(08 June 2011)

The City of Literature Trust is looking for support with the maintenance of their office system, and management…

Job Opportunity: Commissioning Editor
Job Opportunity: Commissioning Editor

(20 May 2011)

Edinburgh University Press is looking for a dynamic, full-time Commissioning Editor to join the book publishing team in Edinburgh to develop rapidly and profitably the…

Opportunity for Writers: Residency
Opportunity for Writers: Residency

(16 May 2011)

Since 1999, Camac Art Centre with Fondation Ténot has promoted creativity and international exchange in the artist community. Camac and Fondation Ténot offers each…

Christian Aid Book Sale
Christian Aid Book Sale

(27 April 2011)

The Christian Aid Book Sale has been held annually at St Andrew's and St George's West in George Street for the last 37 years and,…

Edinburgh Authors longlisted for Literary Prize
Edinburgh Authors longlisted for Literary Prize

(26 April 2011)

Congratulations to local writers Robert Alan Jamieson , James Robertson , Stuart Kelly and Stewart Conn who are all…

Edinburgh Authors longlisted for Literary Prize
Edinburgh Authors longlisted for Literary Prize

(26 April 2011)

Congratulations to local writers Robert Alan Jamieson , James Robertson , Stuart Kelly and Stewart Conn who are all…

Edinburgh at PEN World Voices Festival New York
Edinburgh at PEN World Voices Festival New York

(25 April 2011)

  Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature is working with the Edinburgh International Book Festival to…

Biggar Museums Trust Brownsbank Retreat

(15 April 2011)

We were delighted to hear that Biggar Museums Trust Brownsbank Committee is offering Scottish-based writers the opportunity to spend between one and four months…

Stuart Kelly Longlisted For Two Major Prizes

(15 April 2011)

We’re really chuffed to hear that Stuart Kelly, the literary editor of the Scotland on Sunday, and well-kent face at literary events in Edinburgh,…

City2Cities: International Days of Literature 2011

(16 March 2011)

In the first edition of Utrecht's ‘City2Cities’, Edinburgh and Stockholm take up the central position.…

Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books
Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books

(25 February 2011)

On the 22nd February 2011 at the Tramway Theatre In Glasgow, our friends at the Scottish Trust were hosting the Royal Mail Awards for…

Speak Up About Your Family Events Expectations
Speak Up About Your Family Events Expectations

(25 February 2011)

City of Literature has worked often for past events in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Our most recent collaboration was for our…

Vote for Burns!
Vote for Burns!

(08 February 2011)

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum has been long listed for the Art Fund 2011 for £100,000. The reinterpretation of a 10-acre multi-destination…

Scottish Protest at Library Cuts
Scottish Protest at Library Cuts

(02 February 2011)

Scottish authors and illustrators will be protesting this weekend at the Scottish Parliament, against cuts to library services. The protest will take place…

Free Robert Burns App
Free Robert Burns App

(23 January 2011)

Enjoy your Burns Supper on January 25 with a free iPhone app from Scotland.org, offering you more than 550 poems and love…

Liz Lochhead Named National Poet of Scotland
Liz Lochhead Named National Poet of Scotland

(20 January 2011)

Liz Lochhead has been named as Scotland’s National Poet at a special event at the National Library of Scotland. She succeeds her friend Edwin…

Snowy Edinburgh Seen by Ron Butlin
Snowy Edinburgh Seen by Ron Butlin

(12 December 2010)

On Thursday 8th December, the Scottish poet and novelist Ron Butlin was invited on Radio 4. As sub-zero temperatures were still causing problems…

World Book Night

(10 December 2010)

Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it? Are you passionate, generous, creative, curious, energetic...? Do you…

Freedom of Speech Exhibition
Freedom of Speech Exhibition

(03 December 2010)

New Exhibtion at the Writers' Museum A new exhibition on Freedom of Speech had just opened at the Writers' Museum. The…

Green Pencil Awards 2010
Green Pencil Awards 2010

(01 December 2010)

The ceremony for the Green Pencil Award 2010 took place at Central Library on Friday 26 November and a fantastic night was had by…

Internship at City of Literature
Internship at City of Literature

(01 December 2010)

I am a fourth-year student at Edinburgh Napier University in BA (Hons) English and Publishing. As part of my degree this year I am…

Saltire Awards
Saltire Awards

(01 December 2010)

The Saltire Society has presented its 2010 Literary Awards at a high profile ceremony in The National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh on Monday…

Forest Cafe Under Threat
Forest Cafe Under Threat

(29 November 2010)

For over a decade, The Forest has provided a free arts and events space in an Edinburgh, a truly autonomous arts and cultural space.…

New Book Group Service
New Book Group Service

(22 November 2010)

Edinburgh Libraries Book Group Collections Are you are a member of a Book group in the city of Edinburgh? Would you like…

Prize-Winning Edinburgh Authors

(22 November 2010)

Three Edinburgh writers are the latest to receive recognition for their recent work!  Local authors Linda Strachan, Alistair Rutherford and Angela Jackson have achieved…

Interview: Ryan van Winkle
Interview: Ryan van Winkle

(19 November 2010)

Poet Ryan van Winkle is on a mission - this interview is that latest stop on his virtual book tour, promoting his first collection,…

Job Opportunties: Edinburgh Book Festival
Job Opportunties: Edinburgh Book Festival

(10 November 2010)

Children & Education Programme Director Imagine the best festival of writing for children and young people in the world. If you…

Opportunity for Writers: Jessie Kesson Fellowship
Opportunity for Writers: Jessie Kesson Fellowship

(10 November 2010)

Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre are offering a unique opportunity for a published fiction writer to spend a month at the centre to dedicate time…

Internship: Mainstream Publishing
Internship: Mainstream Publishing

(02 November 2010)

Mainstream Publishing is launching an exciting new internship programme which will allow each intern to spend three days per week in the office over…

Job Opportunity: We need a new Chair
Job Opportunity: We need a new Chair

(13 October 2010)

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust – Seeking a Chair Person Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is an…

Forest Publications looking for your submissions
Forest Publications looking for your submissions

(21 September 2010)

This next one goes out to.... Forest Publications, a small press based in Edinburgh, UK, is publishing a book…

Job Opportunity: Edinburgh Book Festival
Job Opportunity: Edinburgh Book Festival

(16 September 2010)

Sponsorship and Development Manager The Sponsorship and Development Manager will play a pivotal role in developing the world's largest and most successful Book…

Improving the human? Poetry Competition
Improving the human? Poetry Competition

(15 September 2010)

Does the quest to identify genes responsible for disease and death mask a more sinister lack of empathy for the imperfect?  Will discoveries lead…

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2010
Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2010

(15 September 2010)

The 2010 Scottish International Storytelling Festival will take the theme of Eastern Routes, and feature storytellers from Scotland and across the world. The…

Writers Reveal 26 Treasures in 62 Words
Writers Reveal 26 Treasures in 62 Words

(10 September 2010)

Edinburgh writers Jamie Jauncey, Stuart Delves, Sara Sheridan and Morag Edward are among the 26 writers taking part in 26 Treasures, a unique collaboration…

StAnza & Melbourne Poetry Cyber Slam
StAnza & Melbourne Poetry Cyber Slam

(08 September 2010)

StAnza gears up for its first ever Poetry Cyber Slam. On 11 September, StAnza will be fielding its team of top performance poets…

The Green Pencil Award 2010
The Green Pencil Award 2010

(07 September 2010)

Organised by Edinburgh Libraries and supported by Eco-Schools in Edinburgh, the popular creative writing competition, The Green Pencil Award, is now in its third year.…

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme
UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme

(01 September 2010)

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme is proud to announce the 2011 call for applications. The Programme promotes the mobility of young artists through…

Edwin Morgan Tribute Event
Edwin Morgan Tribute Event

(25 August 2010)

Following the death of Edwin Morgan last week, The Edinburgh International Book Festival has confirmed that a special event will be held on Monday…

Job Opportunity: Acting Learning Manager
Job Opportunity: Acting Learning Manager

(23 August 2010)

Scottish Book Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and committed Learning Manager to lead the delivery of its existing Learning Programme. This is a fixed…

Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)
Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)

(19 August 2010)

Scotland's much loved Poet Laureate passed away this morning, aged 90. One of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th (and 21st) centuries, his…

'Book Nation' To Launch at EIBF
'Book Nation' To Launch at EIBF

(12 August 2010)

This year at the Edinburgh International Book Festival will see the launch of Book Nation .  Book Nation will develop a network of…

Opportunities for Writers: Mentoring Scheme
Opportunities for Writers: Mentoring Scheme

(02 August 2010)

Scottish Book Trust are currently inviting applications from published writers, professional playwrights, screenwriters, illustrators and storytellers who would like intensive support on a writing…

"The Un-named Fungus" Poetry Book
"The Un-named Fungus" Poetry Book

(30 July 2010)

Edinburgh's EICC is welcoming over 1500 delegates for a six day mycology conference - that's all things mushroomy. Curiously, there will be a…

Dublin named UNESCO City of Literature
Dublin named UNESCO City of Literature

(26 July 2010)

Dublin has just been named as the fourth city to join UNESCO’s Cities of Literature programme, joining founding city Edinburgh as part of the wider…

New Writers Awards at Scottish Book Trust
New Writers Awards at Scottish Book Trust

(22 July 2010)

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that applications are now being sought for the 2010 New Writers Awards. Eight unpublished writers will receive…

The Faber Academy: Becoming a Poet
The Faber Academy: Becoming a Poet

(07 July 2010)

The Faber Academy presents a new Edinburgh-based course of workshops, Becoming a Poet, with John Burnside and Jacob Polley and sessions hosted by other…

The Fielding Programme
The Fielding Programme

(22 June 2010)

A specialist programme for writers beginning Monday 18 October, mentored by Polly Clark. Develop professionally in inspiring surroundings and receive…

Job Opportunity - Library Assistant
Job Opportunity - Library Assistant

(16 June 2010)

You will work as part of the Edinburgh College of Art Library team, primarily involved in the daily operation of the issue desk, reporting…

La Dolce Vita comes to Edinburgh
La Dolce Vita comes to Edinburgh

(16 June 2010)

Actress Daniela Nardini, author Denise Mina and film director Annie Griffin take to the red carpet this month to honour Edinburgh kids and international…

Job Opportunity - Front of House Manager
Job Opportunity - Front of House Manager

(14 June 2010)

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is seeking a Front of House Manager for summer 2010. With almost 800 events, and over 205,000…

RLS for China - On the Trail of Kidnapped...
RLS for China - On the Trail of Kidnapped...

(01 June 2010)

Throughout the month of June, Edinburgh's Andrew Bell will be following the route taken in 1751 by David Balfour and Alan Breck in Robert…

West Port Book Festival - June 2010
West Port Book Festival - June 2010

(01 June 2010)

The good ship WPBF '10 was officially launched at an event last Friday. Plenty of wine and beer was quaffed in her honour, whilst…

Job Opportunity: Playwright in Residence

(25 May 2010)

The Traverse Theatre (in association with the Scottish Arts Council) wishes to appoint a 9-12 month Senior Playwright in Residence for 2010-11.…

Usborne Young Writers' Award 2010
Usborne Young Writers' Award 2010

(12 May 2010)

Following the success of last year's award Usborne Book are now launching the Usborne Young Writers' Award 2010 in the same format (5 story…

Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship Awarded
Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship Awarded

(11 May 2010)

The Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS) has announced the recipient of their Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship, following on from the awards earlier this year…

Opportunities for Writers: Genomics Forum
Opportunities for Writers: Genomics Forum

(10 May 2010)

The Genomics Forum offers a stimulating environment in which to explore intersections between the creative arts and the new life sciences.  The Bright Ideas programme…

Edinburgh and Melbourne: Cities of Literature
Edinburgh and Melbourne: Cities of Literature

(04 May 2010)

A series of significant cultural exchanges are set to strengthen the literary ties between Melbourne and Edinburgh. Ali Bowden, Director of Edinburgh’s City…

Job Opportunities: Edinburgh Book Festival
Job Opportunities: Edinburgh Book Festival

(29 April 2010)

Recruitment has begun for summer 2010 at the world's largest Book Festival, with a significant number of posts available for varying lengths of time.…

Opportunities: SAC Bursaries
Opportunities: SAC Bursaries

(27 April 2010)

Applications are now being taken for the Scottish Arts Council's array of funds to support writing in Scotland. The following opportunities are available:…

Finalists Announced for Callum Macdonald Award
Finalists Announced for Callum Macdonald Award

(22 April 2010)

The nationwide poetry competition reaches its final stanza as the shortlist is announced for the NLS Callum Macdonald Memorial Award. The award, which is…

Job Opportunity: Writer in Residence
Job Opportunity: Writer in Residence

(22 April 2010)

Leafing the Green is a two year project centred on a writer in residence. The writer will be commissioned to:  …

Job Opportunity: Moniack Mhor Centre Director
Job Opportunity: Moniack Mhor Centre Director

(12 April 2010)

The Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre is set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, providing a venue which attracts a wide range of students…

Borders Book Festival 2010 Announced
Borders Book Festival 2010 Announced

(07 April 2010)

Novelist Robert Harris is among the famous names taking part in the seventh Borders Book Festival , with Hilary Mantel and William Fiennes…

Scottish Book Trust Young Writers Awards
Scottish Book Trust Young Writers Awards

(06 April 2010)

Do you love to write? Ever dreamed of getting published? Would you like to work with a professional writer? Apply for the Young…

Call For Applications: Kennedy Center Fellowships
Call For Applications: Kennedy Center Fellowships

(01 April 2010)

Founded by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser, the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute Fellowship provides 10 mid-career arts managers with academic training and…

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2010
Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2010

(30 March 2010)

The Scottish Arts Council supports the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship which offers writers the opportunity to spend up to six weeks in a self-catering studio…

Hotbed of New Scottish Female Screenwiting Talent?
Hotbed of New Scottish Female Screenwiting Talent?

(29 March 2010)

Edinburgh writers - comic novelist and UNESCO City of Literature story shopper, Rosy Barnes, and screenwriter Laura Anne Anderson - are two of ten…

2010 Book Awards Shortlist Announced
2010 Book Awards Shortlist Announced

(24 March 2010)

Sixteen Scottish authors are in the running to receive £30,000 and Scotland’s Book of the Year accolade as part of the Scottish Arts Council’s Scottish…

New Talent at The Lost Book
New Talent at The Lost Book

(12 March 2010)

Online animated whodunit, The Lost Book, produced in Edinburgh by Binary Fable, has been nominated in the Interactive category for the BAFTA Scotland New…

Cities Get Lyrical for 2011
Cities Get Lyrical for 2011

(09 March 2010)

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust today announced that, building on the success of this year's Carry A Poem campaign, the 2011 Citywide Reading…

New Dates for West Port Book Festival
New Dates for West Port Book Festival

(21 January 2010)

The festival is moving to June to coincide with the International Film Festival and generally allow a bit more room to breathe. So, the…

Scotland's Oldest Book on Display
Scotland's Oldest Book on Display

(16 December 2009)

For the first time in over 40 years, the 11th century pocket psalter will be on display to the public. The University of Edinburgh…

The Fielding Programme and Hothouse
The Fielding Programme and Hothouse

(09 December 2009)

The Fielding Programme is a specialist residency programme for new and early career writers. In spring and autumn each year it offers the opportunity to…

Saltire Societry Literary Awards
Saltire Societry Literary Awards

(07 December 2009)

On St Andrews Day 2009, the Saltire Society named the winners of its annual literary awards.  Congratulations to the winners:  …

Robert Louis Stevenson Website Launched
Robert Louis Stevenson Website Launched

(18 November 2009)

On Friday 13th November, Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson's 159th birthday, a new website dedicated to his life and works was launched at www.robert-louis-stevenson.org…

Whose Scotland Poetry Prize
Whose Scotland Poetry Prize

(10 November 2009)

Edinburgh pupil Anju Gopalan was announced the winner of the 'Whose Scotland?' competition, which asked children aged 12-17 to write a poem about multicultural Scotland.…

Put Poetry on the Map
Put Poetry on the Map

(06 November 2009)

Global Poetry System (GPS) is a user generated world map of poetry - we need your help to make sure that Edinburgh poetry…

Write from the Heart
Write from the Heart

(02 November 2009)

Do you have a book in you?  Steven Prevost, senior manager from Lloyds Banking Group thought he did when he decided, along with eight…

Young Publishing Entrepreneur 2010
Young Publishing Entrepreneur 2010

(29 October 2009)

As part of the British Council's wider UK Young Creative Entrepreneur programme, they are currently running a competition to find the UK’s Young Publishing Entrepreneur…

Opportunity for Unpublished Writers
Opportunity for Unpublished Writers

(07 October 2009)

The Brit Writers' Awards (BWA) encourage and inspire unpublished writers of all ages to use creative writing to enhance their capacity for self-expression and…

Opportunity for Writers
Opportunity for Writers

(22 September 2009)

Call for applications for the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme 2010.     As an implementation instrument of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion…

Looking for Writing Advice?
Looking for Writing Advice?

(09 April 2009)

Work In Progress has been available to writers living in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland for the last three years, and in that…

World Book Capital
World Book Capital

(24 June 2008)

UNESCO has just announced that Ljubljana in Slovenia will be the 2010 World Book Capital. Amsterdam is the current…

Ron Butlin to be Makar
Ron Butlin to be Makar

(01 May 2008)

Edinburgh based prize-winning novelist and poet Ron Butlin is set to become the city's new Makar. Ron Butlin will replace Valerie Gillies, whose term…