I will say it fairly, it grows on me with every year: there are no stars so lovely as Edinburgh street-lamps.

Robert Louis Stevenson


Below are the literary events that take place at venues all across our City of Literature - from storytelling and poetry to readings, exhibitions and competitions.

This page is only an overview of the next 7 days and a few upcoming highlights. You can check out all 72 upcoming events or use the box to the right to narrow your search.


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Wha's like us?

Starts: 18.12.2013

This exhibition presents a selection of outstanding achievements by Scots and Scotland - inlcuding a rare first…

Understanding Scottish Identity

Starts: 30.04.2014

A day long conference exploring aspects of Scottish identity, their historical development and recent expression. Speakers will…

Introduction to Screenwriting: Express!

Starts: 17.05.2014

Got great screenwriting ideas & no time? Develop a 5-10 min screenplay over 2 weekends on Screen…


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Iain Martin: Making it Happen

Starts: 24.04.2014
Head along to Waterstones for the launch…

Wha's like us? Great Scottish Characters

Starts: 24.04.2014
Andrew Martin, NLS Curator (Literature and…

Stranger Than Fiction

Starts: 24.04.2014
Stranger Than Fiction is a very…

Edinburgh Gay Mens Book Group

Starts: 24.04.2014
A book club for gents with…

Dear Scotland

Starts: 24.04.2014
A walking performance written by 20…

Kirsty Logan: The Rental Heart

Starts: 24.04.2014
Glasgow author Kirsty Logan launches her award-winning…

Neu! Reekie! 49

Starts: 25.04.2014
Neu! Reekie! is a delicious feast of…

Edinburgh Sci-Fi Bookgroup

Starts: 25.04.2014
The Edinburgh Science Fiction Book Group meet…

Shakespeare Sonnet: Nothing but the Poem

Starts: 26.04.2014
Nothing but The Poem is a poetry…

Three Poets and Some Seed

Starts: 26.04.2014
A reading of poems inspired by a…

Rebus Tours: Hidden Edinburgh

Starts: 26.04.2014
Starting in the Rebus pub The Royal…

Book Lover's Tour

Starts: 26.04.2014
To discover literary Edinburgh, you have to…

The Great War: Portobello and Edinburgh

Starts: 26.04.2014
A programme of events at Portobello library…

The Sunday Assembly

Starts: 27.04.2014
Come on, get happy! The next…

The Secret Language Of Place And Travel

Starts: 27.04.2014
A one day creative writing course run…

Shore Poets: April

Starts: 27.04.2014
The April edition of Shore Poets is…

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